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Old Photographs, Recognition, Handwriting Deciphering

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Some Special Interests

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in Spiceland Meeting House,...
on Monday 22 May 17 23:23 BST (UK)

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Latest post by sallyyorks
in Re: Tinker = Romany??
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Latest post by GrahamSimons
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Latest post by sdbadger
in RAWSON 1500s England
on Monday 22 May 17 20:42 BST (UK)

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Family History Documents and Artefacts

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Latest post by Peterwin
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Latest post by Tonykelly
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on Tuesday 16 May 17 18:36 BST (UK)

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Post in here items that might be special to another family (such as medals, photographs, letters etc..)

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