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Latest post by avm228
in Re: Choosing which root
on Yesterday at 23:42

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Latest post by dawnsh
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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 ?
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Latest post by mulvenna
in Re: Help with reading ca...
on Yesterday at 12:00

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on Yesterday at 22:08

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General

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Latest post by fallingonabruise
in Re: WDYTYA-LULU
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Latest post by HarryW
in Re: Odd Ancestry Result
on Yesterday at 09:41

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in The Village Pastor's Sur...
on Friday 09 June 17 10:15 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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in Talk at Scottish Genealo...
on Yesterday at 09:52

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in Re: 1901 Leftovers: Shou...
on Yesterday at 18:56

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Scottish family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by Suzibee
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Latest post by MonicaL
in Discovering and visiting...
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Latest post by ballydw
in Re: possible translation
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Latest post by Elwyn Soutter
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Latest post by keyboard86
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on Saturday 12 August 17 08:41 BST (UK)

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in Canmoliaeth i lyfr am y ...
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on Sunday 13 August 17 22:05 BST (UK)

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in Re: Gilles Family in Gue...
on Yesterday at 08:56

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

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Latest post by tcobern
in Re: Thomas Cobern, Cape ...
on Thursday 17 August 17 08:53 BST (UK)

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Latest post by davidqueneherve
in Re: Lewis Charles Arling...
on Today at 00:50

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Latest post by Pam Tree
in Re: Orphans Court Philad...
on Thursday 10 August 17 08:14 BST (UK)

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Latest post by Adrian Bray
in Re: Bray Family - St. Pe...
on Wednesday 16 August 17 21:21 BST (UK)

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Census Lookups General Lookups

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Latest post by thindle
in Re: Death of my gt grand...
on Yesterday at 23:23

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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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in KNIGHTONs in Huntingdons...
on Sunday 30 July 17 11:55 BST (UK)

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in Re: Drummond -Scotland
on Today at 00:33

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Latest post by rosie99
in Re: Newsagent 1891
on Yesterday at 16:46

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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 ainslie
in Re: Surrey Coats of Arms...
on Monday 14 August 17 14:27 BST (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 KiwiRose
in Re: Rowlatt one name stu...
on Thursday 17 August 17 04:49 BST (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 Marian55
in Re: Starting a transcrip...
on Wednesday 09 August 17 16:07 BST (UK)

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Latest post by goblin
in Re: family bible
on Monday 17 July 17 13:36 BST (UK)

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Latest post by nanny jan
in Re: Taukkyan War Cemeter...
on Yesterday at 09:46

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 john_w
in Lucy Leaman
on Yesterday at 14:41

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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