Beginners

No New Posts Family History Beginners Board

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!
See also Help Pages: Guidelines to Posting

205149
Posts
20973
Topics

Latest post by garstonite
in Re: Lilian Maud Broome
on Today at 13:08

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

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 ...

12755
Posts
1467
Topics

Latest post by Little Nell
in MOVED: james mcdowall
on Saturday 19 January 19 23:13 GMT (UK)

Old Photographs, Recognition, Handwriting Deciphering

No New Posts Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition

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.

Moderator: sarah

130359
Posts
13144
Topics

Latest post by Lisajj
in Re: Cause of Death on ce...
on Today at 13:59

No New Posts Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs

Get your Photographs restored or dated completely for free by the generous people on RootsChat. Please Include Family Names and Country in Titles of Photographs if known, or how the image relates to your family history. Posts without any details will not be allowed to be posted.

Moderator: sarah

378726
Posts
35641
Topics

Latest post by JACK GEE
in Re: Photo for Restoratio...
on Today at 07:58

Sub Boards: Photograph Resources, Tips, Tutorials

General

No New Posts The Common Room

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!

449044
Posts
34723
Topics

Latest post by Ellenmai
in Re: Find My Past Subscri...
on Today at 15:41

Sub Boards: The Lighter Side
No New Posts Armed Forces

Discuss your armed forces connections

Moderators: millymcb, scrimnet

214756
Posts
27784
Topics

Latest post by Nicky Corbett
in Re: Query ~ HMS Victory ...
on Today at 15:35

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.

10497
Posts
949
Topics

Latest post by BryH
in Re: YDNA confusion, surn...
on Today at 14:58

No New Posts Useful Links

Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest

517
Posts
210
Topics

Latest post by Maiden Stone
in Jewish communities in Br...
on Wednesday 02 January 19 16:57 GMT (UK)

No New Posts For Sale / Wanted / Events

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).

2646
Posts
1983
Topics

Latest post by Maiden Stone
in Jewish Genealogical Soci...
on Wednesday 02 January 19 17:09 GMT (UK)

No New Posts Technical Help

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

93754
Posts
10038
Topics

Latest post by ericdudley
in Re: Can someone please c...
on Today at 02:53

Sub Boards: Family History Programs, Tree Organisation, Presentation, Reference Library

Scotland (Counties as in 1851-1901)

No New Posts Scotland

Scottish family history not specific to a county.

Moderator: ev

362410
Posts
43923
Topics

Latest post by mrsfagan
in Re: Archibald Smith
on Today at 15:57

Sub Boards: Scotland (General), 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
No New Posts Scotland Resources

Resources for research in Scotland: Links, Books, Archives, etc.

Moderator: ev

529
Posts
182
Topics

Latest post by daval57
in Monumental Inscriptions ...
on Tuesday 28 August 18 15:57 BST (UK)

No New Posts Gaelic Language

Posts in this section to be in Gaelic only. Posts in English will be deleted.

81
Posts
12
Topics

Latest post by luimneach
in Re: possible translation
on Monday 04 December 17 23:49 GMT (UK)

Ireland (Historical Counties)

No New Posts Ireland

Irish family history not specific to a county.

Moderator: KarenM

336712
Posts
44051
Topics

Latest post by dathai
in Re: William Tully and Br...
on Today at 15:02

Sub Boards: Ireland (General), 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
No New Posts Ireland Resources

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

Moderator: KarenM

1033
Posts
150
Topics

Latest post by RBC
in Re: Posting links to oth...
on Friday 11 January 19 10:30 GMT (UK)

No New Posts Irish Language

Posts in this section to be in Gaeilge (Gaelge) . Posts in English will be deleted.

208
Posts
27
Topics

Latest post by Mart 'n' Al
in Re: i would love to Irel...
on Monday 15 October 18 13:59 BST (UK)

Wales (Counties as in 1851-1901)

No New Posts Wales

Welsh family history not specific to a county.

Moderator: RootsChat

115551
Posts
15261
Topics

Latest post by DCB
in Re: Supervisor Machynlle...
on Today at 14:18

Sub Boards: Anglesey, Breconshire, Caernarvonshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Glamorganshire, Merionethshire, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Pembrokeshire, Radnorshire
No New Posts Wales Resources

272
Posts
50
Topics

Latest post by liver007
in 14th Service Battalion R...
on Saturday 03 November 18 13:42 GMT (UK)

No New Posts Cymraeg - Welsh Language

Posts in this section to be in the Welsh language only. Posts in English will be deleted. Post translation requests in "Wales - General".

Moderator: trystan

1034
Posts
210
Topics

Latest post by mamiddau
in Re: 2019 Lwyddiannus!
on Tuesday 01 January 19 18:50 GMT (UK)

England (Counties as in 1851-1901)

No New Posts England

English family history not specific to a county.

Moderator: RootsChat

1092590
Posts
135149
Topics

Latest post by Maiden Stone
in Re: Conditional Baptism
on Today at 15:53

Sub Boards: England (General), 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)
No New Posts Cornish Language

Posts in this section to be in the Cornish language only. Posts in English will be deleted.

Moderator: RootsChat

21
Posts
9
Topics

Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: Nadelik 2018.........
on Sunday 31 December 17 10:50 GMT (UK)

Independent Islands

No New Posts Isle of Man

Isle of Man Genealogy

Moderator: RootsChat

5794
Posts
879
Topics

Latest post by dathai
in Re: Harrison
on Yesterday at 09:11

Sub Boards: Isle of Man Lookup Requests, Isle of Man Resources & Offers
No New Posts Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark

The Channel Islands

11139
Posts
1964
Topics

Latest post by Dryland
in Re: Luce-Williams Jersey...
on Saturday 19 January 19 02:52 GMT (UK)

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

Research in Other Countries

No New Posts Australia

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

Moderator: sarah

264066
Posts
19793
Topics

Latest post by sasarina
in Re: Sarah Smith
on Today at 00:06

Sub Boards: Australia Resources & Offers, Australia Lookups completed
No New Posts Canada

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

Moderator: KarenM

84509
Posts
8052
Topics

Latest post by dbree
in Re: Cadet Walter Scammel...
on Today at 13:55

Sub Boards: Canada Lookup Request, Canada Resources
No New Posts Europe

Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

Moderators: Berlin-Bob, jorose

37634
Posts
5392
Topics

Latest post by Rainne
in Re: need help in portuga...
on Today at 14:01

Sub Boards: Europe Resources & Offers
No New Posts New Zealand

Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in New Zealand.

Moderator: spades

102095
Posts
7788
Topics

Latest post by trish1120
in Re: arrival in nz/sibley
on Today at 14:41

Sub Boards: New Zealand Resources & Offers, New Zealand Completed Requests
No New Posts South Africa

Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in South Africa.

Moderator: rutti tutti

13867
Posts
2363
Topics

Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: Daniel VENABLES fami...
on Yesterday at 17:48

No New Posts United States of America

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

Moderator: shellyesq

106652
Posts
11697
Topics

Latest post by Anjo
in Re: Looking for a birth ...
on Today at 09:38

Sub Boards: US Lookup Requests, US Resources & Offers
No New Posts Immigrants & Emigrants - General

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

Moderators: Berlin-Bob, jorose

9306
Posts
1349
Topics

Latest post by oldohiohome
in Re: Patrick, Mary & Infa...
on Saturday 19 January 19 11:53 GMT (UK)

Sub Boards: Immigrant and Emigrant Resources & Offers
No New Posts Other Countries

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

14588
Posts
2163
Topics

Latest post by whiteout7
in Re: INDIA - Frances Mina...
on Today at 10:48

Sub Boards: Other Countries - Resources

Census Lookups General Lookups

No New Posts Census and Resource Discussion

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.

65483
Posts
8042
Topics

Latest post by rosie99
in Re: Carlisle census 1851...
on Today at 10:11

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

Some Special Interests

No New Posts Quaker Family History

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

776
Posts
140
Topics

Latest post by Dirtypaw
in Nicholites "New Quakers"...
on Tuesday 02 October 18 06:40 BST (UK)

No New Posts Travelling People

For topics about ancestors, who travelled around the country. Romanies, Gypsies, Tinkers, Travellers, Circus people and the like

21403
Posts
1905
Topics

Latest post by Richardxii
in Re: elias evans born c.1...
on Today at 12:58

No New Posts Occupation Interests

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

35303
Posts
5031
Topics

Latest post by Geordie daughter
in What did a solicitor's c...
on Saturday 19 January 19 13:42 GMT (UK)

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.

2669
Posts
285
Topics

Latest post by MrDudley
in Re: Dudley of London/Swe...
on Friday 11 January 19 21:00 GMT (UK)

No New Posts One Name Studies

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 !

9210
Posts
2653
Topics

Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: HARKER, Yorkshire & ...
on Friday 18 January 19 11:55 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

No New Posts FH Documents and Artefacts

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

3649
Posts
420
Topics

Latest post by JohninSussex
in Re: Mother's Maiden Name...
on Saturday 08 December 18 18:59 GMT (UK)

No New Posts Family Bibles

Discuss your family bibles here - how to start them, how to update them, etc.

1466
Posts
380
Topics

Latest post by Amberella
in Re: Who should the Famil...
on Tuesday 08 January 19 20:17 GMT (UK)

No New Posts Graveyards and Gravestones

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

5267
Posts
667
Topics

Latest post by woiiftm
in Re: "NAPIER" Wellhall C...
on Wednesday 09 January 19 22:35 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..)

6380
Posts
3434
Topics

Latest post by rosie99
in Re: John Mitchell wed Ag...
on Wednesday 02 January 19 17:55 GMT (UK)

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
  • No New Posts
  • Redirect Board

RootsChat.Com - Information

Upcoming Calendar Upcoming Calendar

Upcoming Birthdays: Aussie possum (60), Vivannn (75), regina (77), NorthernHeart (61), mcrem (79), nickgar (64), ADM199 (81), garethparkes (60), Joynewfie (62), gerryfarrell (52), rocky3 (63), Gortletteragh (77), MissJ (35), weechaz67 (32), Images of time (48), gmg706 (65), anglokiwi (72), David Fleming (56), taffyp (44), Tracybb (48), ssnowball (67), victorianIMAGEcollection (77), OnEaglesWings (57), RobWebster (32), simonwpb (58), doctorbob (69), Torrie (29), cwilloughby (61), Narrowboat Dave (67), Yenroc (48), coinblar (55), iksrognas (73), peterhamblin (64), pinklibrarian (60), JK Bradshaw (55), ScarboroWessie (65), GordonMc (57), Howard D. Blair (71), woodydog (53), romac (67), Tom McBurnie (73), wwykes24 (61), tonderghiebob (70), Lisa Harding (47), andy989 (68), KathyW (50), sylyal (63), percy porter (81), PJHeaton (50), anthonygos (64), phoffeld (57), deva2 (69), LisaMarie123 (34), kirstieleigh23 (33), Prins Pils (64), darkangel23 (51), Ken_R (55), Sniper0745 (60), SteffanMaria Brown (56), ThorpeDave (62), klmadz2301 (33)

RootsChatters Online RootsChatters Online

850 Guests, 80 RootsChatters

RootsChatters active in past 30 minutes:
arthurk, Creasegirl, ainslie, Gfrill, Sinann, Silmaril, Nicky Corbett, [Ray], gblackmore, mrsteedee, Enumerated, ABradley, LH, bearkat, bitzar, rosie99, Kiltaglassan, oldohiohome, Erato, avm228, Hystericalwriter, gobbitt, fossichi, Marmaduke 123, Bala, Maiden Stone, coombs, emeltom, horse000, dathai, mrsfagan, Gan Yam, Xinia :), eilthireach, ShaunJ, Edward Scott, Dhayedgar, kooky, jksdelver, T1, hallmark, BumbleB, John Falvey, jim234j, BAC3, tazzie, Archivos, keyboard86, E.M. Wilson, hepburn, Gaie, sheepbritt, TinaRoyal, wee Hugh, DavidBayliss, dbree, brigidmac, Christine53, EdCan, Regorian, KGarrad, Emmamar, luimneach, RodEast, MaxD, kenetic, Alexander., Kay99, Viktoria, kd, jim1, stanmapstone, diplodicus, mlmcholm, Yegvard, Kate B, cosmac, tjugg, RobertCasey, Robertburrell

Most Online Today: 1,131. Most Online Ever: 3,256 (Tuesday 25 December 12 20:30 GMT (UK) )