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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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Latest post by mazi
in Re: Help needed
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No New Posts How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here)

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If you can't find the answers in the Help-Pages, then try here ...

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Latest post by simon tree
in Re: surname interest
on Sunday 16 November 14 18:23 GMT (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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in Re: Request for help wit...
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Would you like a treasured photograph restored or dated ?

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on Today at 15:04

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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 mrs bongo
in Re: flora owen
on Today at 15:54

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

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Latest post by DevonCruwys
in Re: Are we related?
on Today at 00:04

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Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest

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Latest post by gazania
in Google patents
on Yesterday at 00:34

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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 terryau
in Christmas for NSW Resear...
on Thursday 20 November 14 04:01 GMT (UK)

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Need some technical help with using your computer, or using the internet?

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Latest post by British Kiwi
in Re: freecen trojan
on Today at 02:00

Child 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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Child 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 BumbleB
in Re: How do you trace a c...
on Today at 15:33

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in Re: list of kings lineag...
on Saturday 18 October 14 14:32 BST (UK)

Ireland (Historical Counties)

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Irish family history not specific to a county.

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in Re: wwi RoyalIris Rifles
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All those great Irish resources for family history and local history.

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Latest post by conahy calling
in Link - Blacksmiths
on Saturday 22 November 14 12:10 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by eadaoin
in La 'le Padraig
on Monday 17 March 14 00:44 GMT (UK)

Wales (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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Welsh family history not specific to a county.

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in Re: Edward Charles Smith...
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in Re: Link: Crime and Puni...
on Friday 10 January 14 13:22 GMT (UK)

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in Re: Does neb yn siarad C...
on Saturday 30 August 14 00:43 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 2013...
on Monday 23 June 14 19:33 BST (UK)

Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Latest post by Voirrey M
in Re: Mary Ann Quine
on Thursday 20 November 14 17:00 GMT (UK)

Child Boards: Isle of Man Lookup Requests, Isle of Man Resources & Offers
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The Channel Islands

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Latest post by bristol170
in Re: dora leech
on Today at 09:06

Child Boards: Channel Islands Lookup Requests, Channel Islands Resources & Offers

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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Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

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in Re: August Kirste Bremen...
on Yesterday at 12:13

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

Moderator: sarah

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Latest post by bill thomson
in Re: Offer: Inglewood Cem...
on Today at 15:38

Child Boards: Australia Resources & Offers, Australia Lookups completed
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in Canada.

Moderator: KarenM

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Latest post by J.J.
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in New Zealand.

Moderator: spades

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Latest post by Lucy2
in Re: Mary Jane DICKSON
on Today at 12:36

Child Boards: New Zealand Resources & Offers, New Zealand Completed Requests
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in South Africa.

Moderator: rutti tutti

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Latest post by Nookie
in Re: Death 1856 Charles H...
on Today at 07:07

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

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Latest post by shellyesq
in Re: USA Naturalization r...
on Today at 15:18

Child Boards: US Lookup Requests, US Resources & Offers
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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
Research on Ancestors and their Descendants from any other countries. e.g. India, Ceylon, the West Indies, South American countries, etc, etc

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Latest post by KGarrad
in Re: Link to Indian recor...
on Today at 11:47

Child Boards: Other Countries - Resources

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 KGarrad
in Re: 1861 census George a...
on Today at 11:41

Child Boards: Census Lookup and Resource Requests, Census Lookup and Resource Offers, Library and FHS Lookups

Some Special Interests

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Discuss your armed forces connections.

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Latest post by NormanE
in 1st Northumberland Field...
on Today at 15:37

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 oldhippyone
in romany gypsy in cumbria ...
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Discuss the research of occupation (trade or profession) interests.

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Latest post by stanmapstone
in Re: Butlers - did they c...
on Today at 13:27

No New Posts Heraldry Crests and Coats of Arms

For all your queries about crests, coats of arms, and whether your ancestor was an armiger.

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Latest post by Guy Etchells
in Re: Invented - but from ...
on Tuesday 28 October 14 09:04 GMT (UK)

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For discussions about researching all occurrences of a single name in a specified area.
Please do NOT enter look-up requests for individual persons here !

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Latest post by crockis
in Re: BROWN PEARSON
on Today at 12:01

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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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 Aulus
in Looking for advice re ph...
on Thursday 20 November 14 21:11 GMT (UK)

No New Posts Family Bibles

Discuss your family bibles here - how to start them, how to update them, etc.

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Latest post by sarah
in Re: John Youdan Briggs b...
on Today at 10:46

No New Posts Graveyards and Gravestones

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

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Latest post by wrjones
in Re: Australian soldier's...
on Friday 07 November 14 22:32 GMT (UK)

No New Posts Unwanted FH Documents & 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 wyrley
in Re: Wyrley-Birch
on Friday 21 November 14 21:07 GMT (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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