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Latest post by Gadget
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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 Kerrill
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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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on Friday 08 December 17 12:17 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by joanchop
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Family History Documents and Artefacts

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Latest post by anneelaine
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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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on Tuesday 21 November 17 19:39 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
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