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Latest post by Lisa Dunbar
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Latest post by mazi
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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 bbart
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Latest post by hamram64
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on Today at 04:56

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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 GSMaxted
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Discuss your armed forces connections

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No New Posts Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing

Discuss your DNA results successes, questions or concerns.

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Latest post by RobertCasey
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on Saturday 23 September 17 15:41 BST (UK)

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Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest

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Latest post by eastender
in Religion Related Article...
on Thursday 14 September 17 11:49 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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on Monday 18 September 17 11:01 BST (UK)

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in Re: Advice on a new lapt...
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Scottish family history not specific to a county.

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

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Latest post by MonicaL
in Discovering and visiting...
on Saturday 05 August 17 22:03 BST (UK)

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Latest post by ballydw
in Re: possible translation
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All those great Irish resources for family history and local history.

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Latest post by Sinann
in Re: Ordnance Survey Staf...
on Saturday 23 September 17 17:40 BST (UK)

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Welsh family history not specific to a county.

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on Saturday 12 August 17 08:41 BST (UK)

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on Saturday 23 September 17 18:49 BST (UK)

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Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Research in Other Countries

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

Moderator: sarah

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in Re: Johan Peter Byggdin
on Today at 03:54

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Latest post by Briellen
in Re: Sierszynski
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in New Zealand.

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Latest post by WarBrideDaughter
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on Today at 04:31

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

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on Yesterday at 23:33

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on Yesterday at 08:23

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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
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Latest post by nosgerg
in Re: St Helena: Grant ...
on Today at 01:01

Sub Boards: Other Countries - Resources

Census Lookups General Lookups

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Latest post by tnwolf1762
in Re: 1871 census entry - ...
on Yesterday at 19:28

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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

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Latest post by JAKnighton
in KNIGHTONs in Huntingdons...
on Sunday 30 July 17 11:55 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by aghadowey
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on Saturday 23 September 17 21:20 BST (UK)

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Latest post by iluleah
in Re: Master Hairdressers
on Yesterday at 16:15

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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 Skoosh
in Re: Plaque Meaning
on Sunday 10 September 17 16:41 BST (UK)

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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 !

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Latest post by Solucki
in Re: Surname meaning/Orig...
on Saturday 23 September 17 14:51 BST (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

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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 groom
in Re: Where to get a will
on Wednesday 20 September 17 19:26 BST (UK)

No New Posts Family Bibles

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

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Latest post by goblin
in Re: family bible
on Monday 17 July 17 13:36 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by [Ray]
in Re: where is Williams fa...
on Yesterday at 21:53

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 Cnthree3
in Re: Edwin Gibson 1904 So...
on Saturday 23 September 17 07:45 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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