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Latest post by whiteout7
in Re: McHamiltons from The...
on Today at 21:07

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Latest post by hallmark
in Re: Can i find my old po...
on Saturday 30 June 18 19:56 BST (UK)

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 Ryan Smith
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Latest post by Avondale16
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General

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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 Susan Smith
in Belgium
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in Allsop Surname, Birmingh...
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in Re: the name of the site...
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Scotland (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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Scottish family history not specific to a county.

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

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in Re: Link: Watt Library o...
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in Re: possible translation
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Latest post by Little Nell
in MOVED: Rose McGovern
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Latest post by groom
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in Re: Glasinfryn, Bangor
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in Re: Uxbridge christening
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Isle of Man Genealogy

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on Monday 09 July 18 17:48 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by Sunflower16
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on Saturday 14 July 18 15:09 BST (UK)

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in Re: William Elbert Crawf...
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in Re: Negus Immigration:En...
on Saturday 07 July 18 00:05 BST (UK)

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Latest post by wilcoxon
in Re: Marriage in India ?
on Yesterday at 19:49

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Latest post by Tracylloyd
in Re: Edith Doreen Lloyd b...
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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 sarah
in Re: Searching for family...
on Sunday 29 April 18 17:12 BST (UK)

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Latest post by moviegarej
in Identifying Coat of Arms...
on Monday 09 July 18 15:21 BST (UK)

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Latest post by lia vaz
in Re: jAQUES/HUGUENOTS?/OR...
on Yesterday at 15:07

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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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 walbren
in Re: Religious Cross
on Today at 11:24

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Latest post by crankyvet
in Re: Fletcher Bible found
on Friday 29 June 18 10:59 BST (UK)

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Latest post by Amanda.C
in Re: Newfield Durham
on Wednesday 11 July 18 22:20 BST (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 Regorian
in Re: Bomber Command Losse...
on Monday 09 July 18 07:42 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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