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

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Latest post by groom
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on Yesterday at 22:35

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 sami
in Re: Decipher help needed
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No New Posts Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs

Get your Photographs restored or dated completely for free by the generous people on RootsChat.

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Latest post by Rishile
in Re: Is this the same man...
on Today at 07:39

Sub Boards: Photograph 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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in Re: Are there any surnam...
on Today at 04:11

Sub Boards: The Lighter Side
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Discuss your armed forces connections

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in Re: John Frederick Griff...
on Today at 06:04

Sub Boards: Armed Forces Resources, World War One, World War Two
No New Posts Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing

Discuss your DNA results successes, questions or concerns.

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in Re: Possible nightmare f...
on Yesterday at 20:36

No New Posts Useful Links

Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest

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on Wednesday 16 December 15 19:25 GMT (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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in For sale - Oxfordshire F...
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Need some technical help with using your computer, or using the internet?

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in Re: windows update not w...
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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 Army
in Re: Colville Armstrong
on Today at 07:57

Sub 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 Archivos
in Re: Link: Index of Buria...
on Friday 05 February 16 09:27 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by eadaoin
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Ireland (Historical Counties)

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Irish family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by Kweiss62
in Re: Duffy of Londonderry
on Today at 05:35

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

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in Re: Link: Irish men and ...
on Yesterday at 17:08

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Latest post by eadaoin
in Re: Nollaig 2015
on Tuesday 22 December 15 00:03 GMT (UK)

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in Re: Welsh Parish Records...
on Friday 05 February 16 15:44 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by GillyJ
in Re: 2016
on Saturday 02 January 16 23:04 GMT (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 [Ray]
in Re: Swan Public House
on Today at 08:04

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Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: Nadelik 2014
on Friday 19 December 14 13:45 GMT (UK)

Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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on Yesterday at 11:31

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The Channel Islands

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Latest post by Nettle62
in Re: Le Bideau
on Yesterday at 15:25

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Research in Other Countries

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

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Latest post by rosball
in Re: Richard HALCROFT
on Today at 07:52

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

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in Re: J L Harrison death r...
on Today at 07:00

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Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

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in Re: Maria Luth and Fried...
on Today at 03:13

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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 3sillydogs
in Re: Looking for Gilmour ...
on Saturday 06 February 16 06:59 GMT (UK)

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

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in Re: William and Elizabet...
on Today at 06:09

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

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Latest post by geh
in Re: Records of Great Aun...
on Today at 07:40

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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
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Latest post by jamcat95
in Re: FINLAND - Pulonita a...
on Yesterday at 20:32

Sub 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 SBib
in Re: James Bibby c1856
on Today at 03:05

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

Some Special Interests

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Your Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) Family History board. This board set up for you do discover and discuss your quaker genealogy for Quaker Family History Society

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Latest post by jbml
in Re: John Martindale - ma...
on Sunday 31 January 16 17:02 GMT (UK)

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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 panished
in Re: Gipsy Dan Boswell
on Yesterday at 14:09

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Latest post by woodstockaus
in Re: Thomas GAUNT, jewell...
on Friday 05 February 16 23:45 GMT (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 MaecW
in Re: Family crest Burt
on Thursday 04 February 16 11:22 GMT (UK)

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For discussions about researching all occurrences of a single name in a specified area.
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Latest post by aeriehollow119
in Re: Hasler names origins
on Tuesday 02 February 16 19:17 GMT (UK)

Sub 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 Suzy W
in Re: why money was exchan...
on Tuesday 02 February 16 19:16 GMT (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 janalangreen
in Re: BASSINDALE/BASSINGDA...
on Tuesday 15 December 15 17:14 GMT (UK)

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

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Latest post by Jan_A
in Re: gravestonephotos.com
on Saturday 30 January 16 22:11 GMT (UK)

No New Posts Unwanted Certificates & 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 brionne
in Re: GREENWOOD Ada marria...
on Yesterday at 16:56

Sub 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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