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Latest post by DRP
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Latest post by Manchester Rambler
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Old Photographs, Recognition, Handwriting Deciphering

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General

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Latest post by Erin2012
in Re: Best DNA testing
on Friday 19 September 14 20:44 BST (UK)

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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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in MOVED: looking for J CAM...
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in La 'le Padraig
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England (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Latest post by Frances_mnb
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Research in Other Countries

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in Re: American records
on Friday 19 September 14 14:10 BST (UK)

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Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

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Latest post by wilrob
in Re: fred clark born kimb...
on Friday 19 September 14 23:10 BST (UK)

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on Today at 00:47

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Latest post by miriamkinga
in Re: Lieut.Col. James Dal...
on Friday 19 September 14 10:52 BST (UK)

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Census Lookups General Lookups

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Latest post by durhamgirl73
in Re: help finding family
on Yesterday at 22:09

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Some Special Interests

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in Re: Labour Corps
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Child Boards: Armed Forces Resources, World War One, World War Two
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Latest post by KGarrad
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Latest post by Gwedhan
in Re: Winns Crest / Nostel...
on Friday 19 September 14 15:19 BST (UK)

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Latest post by cathped
in Salkelds of Newcastle Uk
on Yesterday at 17:45

Child 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 ...
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Latest post by Maggie.
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Latest post by GrahamSimons
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on Monday 01 September 14 11:54 BST (UK)

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Latest post by healyj
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on Yesterday at 07:47

No New Posts Unwanted FH Documents & Artefacts

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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 jamcat95
in FISHER William - Birth
on Monday 15 September 14 08:50 BST (UK)

Child 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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