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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 FionaO
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No New Posts How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here)

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Latest post by Manchester Rambler
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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 goldie61
in Re: "Pettet" in a Sasine...
on Yesterday at 22:46

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Would you like a treasured photograph restored or dated ?

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on Today at 14:10

Child Boards: Resources, Tips, Tutorials

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 Antsinpants
in Re: How did you find Roo...
on Today at 14:47

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

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Latest post by Erin2012
in Re: Best DNA testing
on Yesterday at 20:44

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Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest

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Latest post by Master-Mariner
in British & Commonwealth S...
on Wednesday 10 September 14 07:58 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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Latest post by Jane Taubman
in Customising "Family Hist...
on Thursday 18 September 14 15:31 BST (UK)

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

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in Re: java blocked by secu...
on Today at 14:34

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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Latest post by maid in the mist
in Birth
on Today at 14:54

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 ev
in MOVED: looking for J CAM...
on Monday 08 September 14 12:35 BST (UK)

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Latest post by aghadowey
in Re: list of kings lineag...
on Monday 25 August 14 20:31 BST (UK)

Ireland (Historical Counties)

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Irish family history not specific to a county.

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All those great Irish resources for family history and local history.

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Latest post by eadaoin
in Re: SCHOOLS, WORKHOUSES,...
on Tuesday 26 August 14 22:31 BST (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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Latest post by Viking666
in Re: David Richard/Richar...
on Today at 12:15

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

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Latest post by Griffl
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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in Divorce of Esther Ann Sh...
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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 Frances_mnb
in Re: HAROLD TOWER
on Yesterday at 21:38

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 jamesfrank
in Re: Gillard family resid...
on Thursday 18 September 14 15:23 BST (UK)

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

Research in Other Countries

No New Posts Immigrants & Emigrants - General

General queries and discussions about Immigrants, Emigrants, Expatriates, Exiles and people who worked 'abroad'.

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Latest post by Puffin81
in Re: American records
on Yesterday at 14:10

Child Boards: Immigrant and Emigrant Resources & Offers
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Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

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Latest post by Janine James
in Re: France
on Today at 10:32

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

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Latest post by ~MERLIN~
in Re: Ann Daley murdered 2...
on Today at 13:56

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 dbreeze
in Re: jeanie mcdaid
on Today at 12:02

Child Boards: Canada Lookup Request, Canada Resources
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in New Zealand.

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Latest post by spades
in Re: Family in Hawke's Ba...
on Today at 12:30

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

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Latest post by wilrob
in Re: fred clark born kimb...
on Yesterday at 23:10

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

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Latest post by heathera1940
in William northam
on Today at 14:24

Child Boards: US Lookup Requests, US Resources & Offers
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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
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Latest post by miriamkinga
in Re: Lieut.Col. James Dal...
on Yesterday at 10:52

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 cpercival
in Re: Old electoral rolls
on Today at 14:41

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 Regorian
in Re: Morton Place 1824 Re...
on Today at 14:53

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 achooo
in Re: priscilla born 1866
on Wednesday 17 September 14 22:05 BST (UK)

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Discuss the research of occupation (trade or profession) interests.

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Latest post by KGarrad
in Re: Looking for ancestor...
on Today at 06:42

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 Gwedhan
in Re: Winns Crest / Nostel...
on Yesterday at 15:19

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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 Harvest Lily
in CAWDELL research
on Yesterday at 20:01

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 Maggie.
in Re: Can anyone throw som...
on Saturday 13 September 14 22:21 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 GrahamSimons
in Re: Restorer advice for ...
on Monday 01 September 14 11:54 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by healyj
in Re: Samuel J.B. Foss ( ...
on Today at 07:47

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 jamcat95
in FISHER William - Birth
on Monday 15 September 14 08:50 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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