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Everyone has to start somewhere, so why not start here. Post your genealogy questions on how to search your family history and post your local history questions here! Also, if you can think of things to help a budding local history or family history beginner, then please post your tips here!
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Latest post by pinefamily
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No New Posts How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here)

If you have questions on how to use RootsChat, look in the Help Pages
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If you can't find the answers in the Help-Pages, then try here ...

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Latest post by S-DAWEKUTA
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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 ?
Want to know where a place is on your old photos? Post your queries here.

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Latest post by groom
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Would you like a treasured photograph restored or dated ?

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on Today at 11:24

Child Boards: Resources, Tips, Tutorials

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 skippy
in Re: Sailor's official nu...
on Today at 11:21

Child Boards: The Lighter Side
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Discuss your DNA results successes, questions or concerns.

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Latest post by Skip Magyar
in Giffen / Giffin Y-DNA Pr...
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Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest

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in Publications of the Cath...
on Tuesday 21 October 14 14:43 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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Latest post by BucksFerret
in Buckinghamshire FHS Nove...
on Tuesday 21 October 14 12:29 BST (UK)

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Need some technical help with using your computer, or using the internet?

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Latest post by smudwhisk
in Re: AVG Update Failure
on Today at 10:55

Child Boards: FH Programs, Organisation, Presentation, Reference Library

Scotland (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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Scottish family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by Woodsideuk
in Camerons in Balquhidder
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Resources for research in Scotland: Links, Books, Archives, etc.

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Latest post by Jeanette H
in Re: Link: Digitised Scot...
on Tuesday 02 September 14 17:01 BST (UK)

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in Re: list of kings lineag...
on Saturday 18 October 14 14:32 BST (UK)

Ireland (Historical Counties)

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Irish family history not specific to a county.

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All those great Irish resources for family history and local history.

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Latest post by msestd09
in Re: Location of Land Rec...
on Wednesday 22 October 14 11:11 BST (UK)

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Latest post by eadaoin
in La 'le Padraig
on Monday 17 March 14 00:44 GMT (UK)

Wales (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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Welsh family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by Dat402
in Re: Winefred Jones
on Today at 11:20

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Latest post by Gadget
in Re: Link: Crime and Puni...
on Friday 10 January 14 13:22 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by Griffl
in Re: Does neb yn siarad C...
on Saturday 30 August 14 00:43 BST (UK)

England (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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English family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by Mair
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on Today at 12:00

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Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: Nadelik 2013...
on Monday 23 June 14 19:33 BST (UK)

Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Latest post by GladysR
in Re: Cashin of Patrick
on Yesterday at 23:51

Child Boards: Isle of Man Lookup Requests, Isle of Man Resources & Offers
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The Channel Islands

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Latest post by la grande-méthe
in Re: william palmer guern...
on Wednesday 22 October 14 00:21 BST (UK)

Child Boards: Channel Islands Lookup Requests, Channel Islands Resources & Offers

Research in Other Countries

No New Posts Immigrants & Emigrants - General

General queries and discussions about Immigrants, Emigrants, Expatriates, Exiles and people who worked 'abroad'.

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in Re: How did he get to Au...
on Yesterday at 11:20

Child Boards: Immigrant and Emigrant Resources & Offers
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Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

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Latest post by joboy
in Re: Help looking for the...
on Today at 10:08

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

Moderator: sarah

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Latest post by grafragor
in Re: George & Jane (Edwar...
on Today at 09:51

Child Boards: Australia Resources & Offers, Australia Lookups completed
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in Canada.

Moderator: KarenM

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Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: John Loudon of Scotl...
on Today at 12:00

Child Boards: Canada Lookup Request, Canada Resources
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in New Zealand.

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in Re: John WHITEHEAD: Bor...
on Today at 11:27

Child Boards: New Zealand Resources & Offers, New Zealand Completed Requests
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in South Africa.

Moderator: rutti tutti

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Latest post by Jimvin
in Re: Janvrin Vincent
on Today at 08:04

No New Posts United States of America

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

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Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: Disappearance of Joh...
on Today at 12:00

Child Boards: US Lookup Requests, US Resources & Offers
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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
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Latest post by PETERI1
in Re: Channete Julie Bolt ...
on Today at 07:46

Child Boards: Other Countries - Resources

Census Lookups General Lookups

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Discuss your findings, links, problems or triumphs of your Census searches here - please no "lookup requests" in this one. NOTE: Offers must NOT breach the licence agreement or copyright of the source.

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Latest post by DixieChickPerth
in Re: Birth - Abel Winterb...
on Today at 10:11

Child Boards: Census Lookup and Resource Requests, Census Lookup and Resource Offers, Library and FHS Lookups

Some Special Interests

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Discuss your armed forces connections.

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Latest post by DavidGreenall110
in Re: 64th Medium Regt RA
on Today at 11:24

Child Boards: Armed Forces Resources, World War One, World War Two
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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 sarah
in Re: Anyone Looking For C...
on Yesterday at 17:57

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Discuss the research of occupation (trade or profession) interests.

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Latest post by dobfarm
in Re: Swing boat proprieto...
on Today at 10:29

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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 ThrelfallYorky
in Re: Invented - but from ...
on Thursday 02 October 14 16:55 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 Valsgirl
in Re: KINGSMILL - Kent and...
on Thursday 23 October 14 07:53 BST (UK)

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 ...
Or if you need help and advice on how to conserve your precious family history mementos ...

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Latest post by markheal
in Roll of Honour of Suffra...
on Wednesday 08 October 14 14:41 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by MaryFMcC
in Re: Jauncey/Lipscomb fam...
on Thursday 16 October 14 21:46 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by dollybea
in Re: Burial
on Yesterday at 15:30

No New Posts Unwanted FH Documents & 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 annesthreads
in BUXTON, Josephine; MILLS...
on Today at 06:55

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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