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Everyone has to start somewhere, so why not start here. Post your genealogy questions on how to search your family history and post your local history questions here! Also, if you can think of things to help a budding local history or family history beginner, then please post your tips here!
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Latest post by green2956
in Re: Electoral roll 1974/...
on Yesterday at 23:41

No New Posts How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here)

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If you can't find the answers in the Help-Pages, then try here ...

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Latest post by suey
in Re: "Parking" a part rep...
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Old Photographs, Recognition, Handwriting Deciphering

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Need help deciphering old handwriting on wills, certificates and other FH documents ?
Want to know where a place is on your old photos? Post your queries here.

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Latest post by JMStrachan
in Re: Where was James Mars...
on Yesterday at 23:03

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Latest post by xinia
in Re: colour please :)
on Yesterday at 20:28

Child Boards: Resources, Tips, Tutorials

General

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Join in and discuss more general genealogy and local history things here. If you can't think of what category, country or county your message should come under, then perhaps you could put your message here!

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Latest post by Colin Cruddace
in Re: Religion - what is t...
on Yesterday at 23:51

Child Boards: The Lighter Side
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Discuss your DNA results successes, questions or concerns.

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Latest post by Nova67
in Re: Which DNA test to or...
on Thursday 24 July 14 08:23 BST (UK)

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Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest

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in pdf, for manuel dating o...
on Sunday 20 July 14 16:44 BST (UK)

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Genealogical and Family History items 'For Sale' and 'Wanted' (this includes private and commercial posts), and details of any Family History or Local History Fairs or other Events of genealogical interest. (You need to have done a few other posts on the rest of RootsChat before being able to post here).

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Latest post by BucksFerret
in Aylesbury Prisoners - Pr...
on Wednesday 23 July 14 08:29 BST (UK)

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Need some technical help with using your computer, or using the internet?

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Latest post by Craclyn
in Re: Download a film
on Yesterday at 18:38

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England (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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English family history not specific to a county.

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in Re: Frederick James Stee...
on Yesterday at 23:33

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Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: Nadelik 2013...
on Monday 23 June 14 19:33 BST (UK)

Ireland (Historical Counties)

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Irish family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by CaroleW
in Re: Researching David Dw...
on Today at 00:01

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All those great Irish resources for family history and local history.

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Latest post by sarah
in Re: Link: On Eagles Wing...
on Wednesday 16 July 14 14:16 BST (UK)

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Latest post by eadaoin
in La 'le Padraig
on Monday 17 March 14 00:44 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by Craclyn
in Re: FARQUHARSON JANE BIS...
on Yesterday at 23:01

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Latest post by Janealogy - Scotland
in Re: LINKS: Scottish Emig...
on Tuesday 15 July 14 11:34 BST (UK)

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Latest post by Skoosh
in Re: Slainte
on Thursday 03 January 13 22:18 GMT (UK)

Wales (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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Welsh family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by cath151
in Re: Family legend - POW ...
on Yesterday at 19:09

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Latest post by sarah
in MOVED: David John Thomas...
on Monday 21 July 14 10:23 BST (UK)

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Latest post by chwiliwr
in Re: Cofeb Rhyfel Byd Cyn...
on Monday 14 July 14 22:02 BST (UK)

Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Latest post by Frances_mnb
in Re: Cashin Family of Pat...
on Thursday 24 July 14 23:33 BST (UK)

Child Boards: Isle of Man Lookup Requests, Isle of Man Resources & Offers
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The Channel Islands

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Latest post by Kimr
in Re: Sherrington / Le Coq...
on Thursday 17 July 14 01:05 BST (UK)

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Research in Other Countries

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General queries and discussions about Immigrants, Emigrants, Expatriates, Exiles and people who worked 'abroad'.

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Latest post by davierj
in Re: Smart Family
on Yesterday at 17:25

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Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

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Latest post by roycymru
in Re: Polish Marriage Entr...
on Yesterday at 23:03

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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in Australia.

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Latest post by sarah
in MOVED: Alfred Glover
on Yesterday at 15:48

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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in Canada.

Moderator: KarenM

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Latest post by danmckenna1961
in Re: Fort Augustus, PEI ...
on Yesterday at 21:25

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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in New Zealand.

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Latest post by kiwihalfpint
in Re: wellington archive l...
on Yesterday at 21:49

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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in South Africa.

Moderator: rutti tutti

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Latest post by Esther Rossouw
in Re: Visser family from B...
on Yesterday at 13:58

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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in the United States.

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Latest post by shellyesq
in Re: Neil McPhail and Leo...
on Yesterday at 23:38

Child Boards: US Lookup Requests, US Resources & Offers
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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
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Latest post by frederickay
in Re: Sewri Cemetery . Ind...
on Yesterday at 21:08

Child Boards: Other Countries - Resources

Census Lookups General Lookups

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Discuss your findings, links, problems or triumphs of your Census searches here - please no "lookup requests" in this one. NOTE: Offers must NOT breach the licence agreement or copyright of the source.

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Latest post by CaroleW
in Re: Help me find Mary El...
on Yesterday at 23:59

Child Boards: Census Lookup and Resource Requests, Census Lookup and Resource Offers, Library and FHS Lookups

Some Special Interests

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Discuss your armed forces connections.

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Latest post by rosiejayne
in Re: What might a soldier...
on Yesterday at 23:21

Child Boards: Armed Forces Resources, World War One, World War Two
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For topics about ancestors, who travelled around the country. Romanies, Gypsies, Tinkers, Travellers, Circus people and the like

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Latest post by dawnsh
in Re: ridley on sites in m...
on Thursday 24 July 14 21:24 BST (UK)

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Discuss the research of occupation (trade or profession) interests.

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Latest post by Discoveringmypast
in Re: Coal maker occupatio...
on Wednesday 23 July 14 15:09 BST (UK)

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For all your queries about crests, coats of arms, and whether your ancestor was an armiger.

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Latest post by ThrelfallYorky
in Re: Free family crest do...
on Yesterday at 16:09

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For discussions about researching all occurrences of a single name in a specified area.
Please do NOT enter look-up requests for individual persons here !

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Latest post by macca888
in Re: Dimmock Family
on Tuesday 15 July 14 18:32 BST (UK)

Child Boards: One Name Studies: A to G, One Name Studies: H to M, One Name Studies: N to S, One Name Studies: T to Z

Family History Documents and Artefacts

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Ask here if you have questions about family history documents and artefacts ...
Or if you need help and advice on how to conserve your precious family history mementos ...

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Latest post by philipsearching
in Who made this watch? UPD...
on Sunday 20 July 14 20:33 BST (UK)

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Discuss your family bibles here - how to start them, how to update them, etc.

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Latest post by Ruskie
in Re: How can I find the L...
on Wednesday 09 July 14 15:51 BST (UK)

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For your queries and discussions about graveyards, gravestones, gravestone symbols, etc.

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Latest post by Jomot
in Re: Mentioned on an MI -...
on Monday 21 July 14 19:04 BST (UK)

No New Posts Unwanted FH Documents & Artefacts

Not too sure what to do with a whole box of things of family items that were found in the attic? Discuss them here!
Post in here items that might be special to another family (such as medals, photographs, letters etc..)

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Latest post by MansfieldTerrier
in HOLLIDAY - Herbert b.190...
on Yesterday at 12:05

Child Boards: Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs A to G, Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs H to M, Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs N to S, Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs T to Z
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