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Old Photographs, Recognition, Handwriting Deciphering

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on Monday 10 December 18 14:04 GMT (UK)

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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 Sunday 09 December 18 21:38 GMT (UK)

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on Thursday 06 December 18 21:05 GMT (UK)

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Family History Documents and Artefacts

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on Saturday 08 December 18 18:59 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by chrissiecruiser
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on Sunday 28 October 18 19:27 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by deebel
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on Saturday 24 November 18 22:56 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 MonicaL
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on Monday 19 November 18 21:01 GMT (UK)

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