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Old Photographs, Recognition, Handwriting Deciphering

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Census Lookups General Lookups

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in Re: Talgarth coat of arm...
on Sunday 17 August 14 22:51 BST (UK)

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Latest post by Tracy Hill
in Re: Heap surname
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Family History Documents and Artefacts

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Latest post by philipsearching
in Re: Who made this watch?
on Monday 04 August 14 17:16 BST (UK)

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Latest post by bendywendy
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on Saturday 16 August 14 12:59 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 Bigandyspence
in Re: "MUIR "- Scotland Bm...
on Sunday 17 August 14 09:58 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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