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Latest post by aghadowey
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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 heywood
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in Re: Which NOTKIN did Til...
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in Western India male name ...
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in Re: address look up
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Latest post by LRSxCOBRA
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Latest post by Holly Hammond
in Re: DIPPNALL of Manchest...
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Family History Documents and Artefacts

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Latest post by Chef_Hendrix
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Latest post by ev
in MOVED: irish family
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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 familydar
in Re: Photos GREENHALGH an...
on Wednesday 09 October 19 18:21 BST (UK)

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