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Latest post by LizzieL
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on Today at 15:37

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Latest post by ev
in MOVED: Horn/Wallace
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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 avm228
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Latest post by garbfink
in WW1 Medal Rim Recovery
on Today at 15:20

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Discuss your DNA results successes, questions or concerns.

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in Re: question about using...
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Latest post by Princess Poppy
in Ancestors in Twyford/Ows...
on Sunday 07 May 17 11:09 BST (UK)

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in Edinkillie Parish Church...
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Latest post by Rosinish
in Re: Link: Hebridean emig...
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Latest post by ballydw
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Latest post by Pheno
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on Thursday 06 April 17 16:46 BST (UK)

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on Sunday 21 May 17 22:25 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by Kerra
in Re: Thomas Gemmell and E...
on Yesterday at 10:08

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Latest post by coola2
in Re: From Scotland to Aus...
on Wednesday 17 May 17 05:13 BST (UK)

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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
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in Re: Smith Family in Rang...
on Yesterday at 07:36

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Census Lookups General Lookups

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Latest post by wilcoxon
in Re: St Clare's Convent P...
on Sunday 21 May 17 10:38 BST (UK)

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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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Latest post by jonwicken
in Spiceland Meeting House,...
on Yesterday at 23:23

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Latest post by sallyyorks
in Re: Tinker = Romany??
on Sunday 21 May 17 19:05 BST (UK)

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Latest post by GrahamSimons
in Re: Railway workers
on Yesterday at 16:12

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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 Mike in Cumbria
in Re: Identify crest?
on Yesterday at 08:46

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Latest post by sdbadger
in RAWSON 1500s England
on Yesterday at 20:42

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 dodger123
in Re: Unknown page number ...
on Saturday 13 May 17 11:11 BST (UK)

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Latest post by Peterwin
in Re: HAMER / GARNETT fami...
on Saturday 20 May 17 11:25 BST (UK)

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Latest post by Tonykelly
in Re: Questions about how ...
on Tuesday 16 May 17 18:36 BST (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 rosie99
in Re: Unwanted certificate...
on Today at 11:27

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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