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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 ?
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General

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Discuss your DNA results successes, questions or concerns.

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in LINK: The Cullen Projec...
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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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on Sunday 01 May 16 23:33 BST (UK)

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in Link - The Medical Consu...
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in Australia.

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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
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in Re: Nairobi. Kenya
on Today at 00:26

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Latest post by ScouseBoy
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on Sunday 01 May 16 18:41 BST (UK)

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Some Special Interests

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Your Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) Family History board. This board set up for you do discover and discuss your quaker genealogy for Quaker Family History Society

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in Re: Quaker Burials In Br...
on Tuesday 26 April 16 20:01 BST (UK)

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Latest post by tlaporte
in Re: Help identifying sym...
on Yesterday at 13:19

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Latest post by bettyespana
in Re: davage (davidge) of ...
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Family History Documents and Artefacts

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Ask here if you have questions about family history documents and artefacts ...
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Latest post by Isabel H
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Latest post by kjmck
in McKenzie family bible - ...
on Tuesday 19 April 16 23:28 BST (UK)

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Latest post by chrissyd
in Re: Abney Park Cemetery,...
on Sunday 01 May 16 22:49 BST (UK)

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Post in here items that might be special to another family (such as medals, photographs, letters etc..)

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Latest post by dawnsh
in Re: Help with huge famil...
on Saturday 30 April 16 17:05 BST (UK)

Sub 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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