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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 trish1120
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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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Discuss your DNA results successes, questions or concerns.

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Latest post by Berlin-Bob
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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 Buckinghamshire FHS May ...
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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 Nadelik 2013...
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Ireland (Historical Counties)

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Irish family history not specific to a county.

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in Re: A dead end in Carlow...
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in MOVED: Cork death?
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Latest post by eadaoin
in La 'le Padraig
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in MOVED: WILL of Charles T...
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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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Welsh family history not specific to a county.

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on Monday 24 March 14 23:10 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by pinot
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on Saturday 12 April 14 22:46 BST (UK)

Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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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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Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

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

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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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Latest post by gwen j
in Re: South African Death ...
on Tuesday 15 April 14 20:16 BST (UK)

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in Re: Catherine Castle b 1...
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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
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Latest post by bbart
in Re: Hong Kong BMD - 1950...
on Yesterday at 20:21

Child Boards: Other Countries - Resources

Census Lookups General Lookups

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in Re: Ancestry playing up
on Today at 07:56

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 butlersearch
in Re: 83rd/88th foot
on Today at 11:15

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 behindthefrogs
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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 behindthefrogs
in Re: Free family crest do...
on Tuesday 25 March 14 11:06 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by ThrelfallYorky
in Re: Sutcliffe - Halifax ...
on Monday 14 April 14 12:31 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 pstainthorp
in Re: Society of Automobil...
on Wednesday 09 April 14 16:36 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 Baranailt-Tully
in Re: Unwanted BEECH Bible
on Monday 14 April 14 23:45 BST (UK)

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Latest post by dave marden
in Re: Friends Of Tottenham...
on Yesterday at 12:06

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 christinew
in Any Photos Please of Har...
on Tuesday 08 April 14 16:55 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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