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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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Old Photographs, Recognition, Handwriting Deciphering

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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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England (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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on Yesterday at 21:35

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Census Lookups General Lookups

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on Tuesday 25 March 14 11:06 GMT (UK)

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in Re: Cambray All
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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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Latest post by Baranailt-Tully
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Latest post by DeeGemini
in Re: St Swithins Lincoln
on Friday 18 April 14 14:21 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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on Tuesday 08 April 14 16:55 BST (UK)

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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