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Latest post by Rosinish
in Re: hurley/ doocey fami...
on Today at 02:18

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Latest post by Manchester Rambler
in MOVED: George Handley
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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 bullydogs22
in Ships Names
on Yesterday at 23:53

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Latest post by ymfoster
in Re: Arthur Lunn & Father...
on Today at 01:13

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General

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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!

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Latest post by Nanna52
in Re: Who remembers Empire...
on Yesterday at 23:46

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Latest post by kentishkiwi
in Re: Help please Royal Na...
on Yesterday at 21:13

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Latest post by JRSAncestorHunt
in Possible NPE?
on Yesterday at 03:56

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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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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 Legal Records For Family...
on Tuesday 23 May 17 20:45 BST (UK)

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Latest post by groom
in Re: Ancestry Download Pr...
on Yesterday at 22:40

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Scottish family history not specific to a county.

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in Re: Agnes LILLICO, when ...
on Yesterday at 23:11

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Latest post by Rosinish
in Re: Link: Hebridean emig...
on Thursday 30 March 17 21:36 BST (UK)

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Latest post by ballydw
in Re: possible translation
on Monday 03 April 17 19:57 BST (UK)

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Latest post by Pheno
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in Re: TRANSLATING A REFERE...
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on Wednesday 19 April 17 01:16 BST (UK)

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Latest post by Huwcyn
in Re: Coldy, Pentrefelin(?...
on Monday 01 May 17 18:15 BST (UK)

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Latest post by philrmoon
in ethel mary white
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Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: Nadelik 2017...
on Friday 06 January 17 17:42 GMT (UK)

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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on Monday 22 May 17 14:23 BST (UK)

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

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in Re: Mensforth and Lauren...
on Yesterday at 22:36

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in Re: Ontario death certs
on Yesterday at 23:26

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Latest post by JustinL
in Re: Translation Help Nee...
on Tuesday 23 May 17 18:20 BST (UK)

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Latest post by pampoen
in Re: Getting a birth cert...
on Yesterday at 11:13

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Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: Catherine Ferns Ryan...
on Yesterday at 13:05

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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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Latest post by Harriet Thomson
in Re: Rennie family in Mau...
on Yesterday at 13:50

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Census Lookups General Lookups

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Latest post by suttontrust
in Re: Michael Parker on th...
on Yesterday at 16:26

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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 Monday 22 May 17 23:23 BST (UK)

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Latest post by rdads maggie
in Re: Charles Davis 1831 o...
on Yesterday at 19:25

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Latest post by GrahamSimons
in Re: Railway workers
on Monday 22 May 17 16:12 BST (UK)

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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 KGarrad
in Re: Assistance with two ...
on Yesterday at 22:23

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Latest post by briankaess
in Extended Kaess Family
on Yesterday at 22:03

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 *Sandra*
in Re: Unwanted death cert ...
on Tuesday 23 May 17 20:25 BST (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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