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Old Photographs, Recognition, Handwriting Deciphering

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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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on Tuesday 21 March 17 10:06 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by rodheard
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Family History Documents and Artefacts

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Latest post by spades
in Re: Re: 1643 Inventory
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Latest post by robbo43
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on Monday 20 March 17 23:12 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by tresario
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on Tuesday 07 March 17 22:39 GMT (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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Latest post by rosie99
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on Thursday 16 March 17 15:48 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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