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Latest post by francois
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on Today at 20:56

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Latest post by Forfarian
in Re: No notifications
on Thursday 22 August 19 11:10 BST (UK)

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 ABRASH
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Get your Photographs restored or dated completely for free by the generous people on RootsChat. Please Include Family Names and Country in Titles of Photographs if known, or how the image relates to your family history. Posts without any details will not be allowed to be posted.

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Latest post by Jool
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on Today at 21:20

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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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Latest post by KGarrad
in Re: Unclaimed estates
on Today at 21:30

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

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in Re: easy pictorial repre...
on Today at 13:59

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in Engravings of British Me...
on Wednesday 21 August 19 17:08 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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in Birmingham Local & Famil...
on Friday 16 August 19 13:11 BST (UK)

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on Today at 21:26

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Scottish family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by Oranges
in Re: Cameron
on Today at 19:31

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Resources for research in Scotland: Links, Books, Archives, etc.

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Latest post by chrispaton
in ┘idh sam bith ann an lea...
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All those great Irish resources for family history and local history.

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Latest post by daisynook
in Re: Irish Ancestors Wiza...
on Friday 09 August 19 11:01 BST (UK)

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Latest post by Titch1
in Re: Rhoscolyn Lifeboat
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Latest post by wilcoxon
in Re: 1939 register
on Thursday 22 August 19 19:20 BST (UK)

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Latest post by Hill
in Re: Campbell Paterson
on Thursday 22 August 19 20:01 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by Nookie
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Latest post by majm
in Re: Corrections in red o...
on Wednesday 14 August 19 18:04 BST (UK)

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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
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Latest post by heywood
in Re: JAMACIA For Willi...
on Today at 21:08

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Census Lookups General Lookups

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Latest post by gibraltar73
in Re: St John's house, Fri...
on Friday 23 August 19 19:20 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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Latest post by Bill E
in Date mismatch
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Latest post by aghadowey
in Re: Stapley buyer
on Yesterday at 21:18

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Latest post by Fishrage
in Re: Unknown Coat of Arms...
on Friday 23 August 19 19:53 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 jonwicken
in Re: LEPINE
on Monday 19 August 19 22:36 BST (UK)

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 Treetotal
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Latest post by Peter Stines
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on Friday 16 August 19 15:49 BST (UK)

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Latest post by LWoodley
in Re: Greenwich Cemetery -...
on Sunday 04 August 19 05:16 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 Flemming
in DOUGLAS Dorothy born 192...
on Tuesday 06 August 19 10:45 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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