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Post your beginners 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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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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Get your Photographs restored or dated completely for free by the generous people on RootsChat.

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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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in Re: Births registered in...
on Today at 14:39

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Discuss your DNA results successes, questions or concerns.

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Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest

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Latest post by Josocks
in The Bankrupt Directory 1...
on Thursday 14 May 15 18:42 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 Harrisons
in Researcher Opportunity
on Wednesday 20 May 15 14:47 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 japeflakes
in Re: Family Historian 4
on Today at 08:15

Sub Boards: FH Programs, Organisation, Presentation, Reference Library

Scotland (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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Scottish family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by MonicaL
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Sub Boards: Aberdeenshire, Angus (Forfarshire), Argyllshire, Ayrshire, Banffshire, Berwickshire, Buteshire, Caithness, Clackmannanshire, Dumfriesshire, Dunbartonshire, East Lothian (Haddingtonshire), Fife, Inverness, Kincardineshire, Kinross-shire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Lanarkshire, Midlothian, Moray (Elginshire), Nairnshire, Orkney, Peeblesshire, Perthshire, Renfrewshire, Ross & Cromarty, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire, Shetland, Stirlingshire, Sutherland, West Lothian (Linlithgowshire), Wigtownshire
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Resources for research in Scotland: Links, Books, Archives, etc.

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Latest post by MonicaL
in Re: Link: university gra...
on Saturday 18 April 15 23:32 BST (UK)

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Latest post by eadaoin
in Re: Conas a deirtear?
on Monday 11 May 15 21:17 BST (UK)

Ireland (Historical Counties)

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Irish family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by sarah
in MOVED: more information...
on Thursday 21 May 15 15:22 BST (UK)

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Latest post by eadaoin
in Re: Beannachtaí na Cásca
on Friday 03 April 15 13:22 BST (UK)

Wales (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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Welsh family history not specific to a county.

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in Old but New Subject (Wat...
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in Re: Does neb yn siarad C...
on Wednesday 01 April 15 11:30 BST (UK)

England (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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English family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: Nadelik 2014
on Friday 19 December 14 13:45 GMT (UK)

Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Latest post by Frances_mnb
in Re: WW1 Internment Camp ...
on Friday 22 May 15 09:05 BST (UK)

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The Channel Islands

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in Re: Luce-Williams Jersey...
on Wednesday 27 May 15 12:29 BST (UK)

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Research in Other Countries

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

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in Re: Is it a legal docume...
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in Canada.

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Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

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

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

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in Re: Map of Wynberg St Jo...
on Today at 08:48

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

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on Today at 09:42

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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 loo
in Re: Deportations of Ukra...
on Tuesday 26 May 15 01:17 BST (UK)

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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
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Latest post by ShaunJ
in Re: Denmark - Florentine...
on Today at 14:41

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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 heywood
in Re: Help Needed to find ...
on Today at 11:14

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Some Special Interests

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Discuss your armed forces connections

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in Re: William John Tomlin ...
on Today at 14:50

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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 gela
in Re: Rosetta Brown nee Sm...
on Today at 11:30

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Latest post by gambituk
in Re: Reverend Thomas Nort...
on Today at 11:15

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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 KGarrad
in Re: Blunt / Blount famil...
on Tuesday 19 May 15 14:51 BST (UK)

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For discussions about researching all occurrences of a single name in a specified area.
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Latest post by Antonden
in Re: Allman, Almond, Hall...
on Yesterday at 17:18

Sub 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 ...

Moderator: Berlin-Bob

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Latest post by cj1992
in Re: Another Medallion / ...
on Thursday 21 May 15 22:11 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 Viv Stanshall
in Coton family - bible
on Sunday 24 May 15 12:04 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by neb_maat_re
in Photo request: WOODWELLS...
on Monday 18 May 15 00:47 BST (UK)

No New Posts Unwanted Certificates & 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 MediaArchive
in Re: 16mm film by Louis B...
on Yesterday at 13:52

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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