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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 wivenhoe
in Re: Thomas Maskell
on Today at 10:08

No New Posts How to Use RootsChat

If you have questions on how to use RootsChat, look in the Help Pages
For instance: FAQs, Tips an Hints or in the Index to Help-Pages
If you can't find the answers in the Help-Pages, then try here ...

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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 1590 will
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No New Posts Free Photo Restoration & Dating.

Would you like a treasured photograph restored or dated ?

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Latest post by saddles
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on Today at 10:21

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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 Ringrose
in Re: Genealogy TV shows
on Today at 10:02

Child Boards: The Lighter Side
No New Posts Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing

Discuss your DNA results successes, questions or concerns.

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Latest post by sarah
in MOVED: Monaghan Family f...
on Yesterday at 20:08

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Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest

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Latest post by Berlin-Bob
in MOVED: Japanner
on Saturday 05 April 14 11:31 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 BucksFerret
in Buckinghamshire FHS May ...
on Wednesday 16 April 14 20:31 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by sarra
in Re: Password
on Today at 01:57

Child Boards: FH Programs, Organisation, Presentation, Reference Library

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 Megran
in Sarah Caunt
on Today at 10:18

Child Boards: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London and Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Westmorland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire (East Riding & York), Yorkshire (North Riding), Yorkshire (West Riding)
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Latest post by jimbach
in Nadelik 2013...
on Thursday 12 December 13 21:54 GMT (UK)

Ireland (Historical Counties)

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Irish family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by blemdookie
in Re: A dead end in Carlow...
on Today at 10:24

Child Boards: Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Derry (Londonderry), Donegal, Down, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois (Queens), Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly (Kings), Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow
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All those great Irish resources for family history and local history.

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Latest post by ev
in MOVED: Cork death?
on Tuesday 15 April 14 12:24 BST (UK)

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

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 avm228
in Re: Rev Angus J MacVicar
on Today at 10:21

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: University of Gla...
on Today at 08:48

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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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Latest post by Alberbury
in Re: Humphrey Griffiths -...
on Today at 10:13

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in Re: Losget, Defynog, Bre...
on Monday 24 March 14 23:10 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by pinot
in Re: Hanes Methodistiaeth...
on Saturday 12 April 14 22:46 BST (UK)

Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Latest post by liz_bern
in Re: Farquher/Faragher/Fa...
on Monday 14 April 14 03:28 BST (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 dizer
in Re: Charles Harvey Drown...
on Yesterday at 22:17

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'.

Moderators: Berlin-Bob, jorose

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in Re: Max Salomon born Kie...
on Today at 06:30

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

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in Re: Spanish Ancestor Res...
on Today at 03:33

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

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in Re: Ernest Edward BUCKLE...
on Today at 10:06

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.
in Re: Nova Scotia: Coady, ...
on Today at 06:13

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

Moderator: spades

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Latest post by minniehaha
in Re: Mission to trace des...
on Today at 08:32

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 Phil Mann
in Re: COMPLETED: Why Would...
on Today at 09:48

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

Moderator: shellyesq

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Latest post by Tawna
in The Wife of Samuel D. Wi...
on Today at 08:08

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 bbart
in Re: Hong Kong BMD - 1950...
on Thursday 17 April 14 20:21 BST (UK)

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 Lone Trooper
in Re: Census Ready Reckone...
on Yesterday at 19:44

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.

Moderators: millymcb, scrimnet

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Latest post by cemetery friends
in Re: Tugboat BISON, based...
on Today at 09:00

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 Lisa cockell
in Re: Help!!! Can't find m...
on Thursday 17 April 14 09:17 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by 1pds
in Re: Shoemakers, Bootmake...
on Yesterday at 23:07

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 behindthefrogs
in Re: Free family crest do...
on Tuesday 25 March 14 11:06 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 ThrelfallYorky
in Re: Sutcliffe - Halifax ...
on Monday 14 April 14 12:31 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by DeeGemini
in Re: St Swithins Lincoln
on Yesterday at 14:21

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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