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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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in Re: General Cenus Query
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Discuss your DNA results successes, questions or concerns.

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

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in pdf, for manuel dating o...
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in does anyone collect BBC ...
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in Re: I need a new spouse
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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: Nadelik 2013...
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Ireland (Historical Counties)

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in La 'le Padraig
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in MOVED: Scottish BMD onli...
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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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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...
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Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Latest post by Frances_mnb
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on Thursday 24 July 14 23:33 BST (UK)

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The Channel Islands

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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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in Re: Smart Family
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Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

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in Malta Burial Help!
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Latest post by cupoflife
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in Canada.

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

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Latest post by Esther Rossouw
in Re: Visser family from B...
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Latest post by Craclyn
in Re: Marion Murphy m.s. D...
on Today at 17:24

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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
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Latest post by dawnsh
in Re: Sewri Cemetery . Ind...
on Today at 15:50

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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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in Re: The new FindMyPast (...
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Some Special Interests

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Discuss your armed forces connections.

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Latest post by missmuddle
in Re: missing records
on Today at 15:31

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

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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 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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Latest post by Jomot
in Re: Mentioned on an MI -...
on Monday 21 July 14 19:04 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 MansfieldTerrier
in HOLLIDAY - Herbert b.190...
on Yesterday at 12:05

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