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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 rosie17
in Re: Search for Looby
on Today at 15:36

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 rosie99
in Re: How do I do it?
on Saturday 26 July 14 12:03 BST (UK)

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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in Re: Is this the same gir...
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Would you like a treasured photograph restored or dated ?

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Latest post by Hibee
in Re: Could someone please...
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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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on Today at 15:39

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

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Latest post by Nova67
in Re: Which DNA test to or...
on Thursday 24 July 14 08:23 BST (UK)

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Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest

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in Re: Free sub to FindMyPa...
on Yesterday at 15:53

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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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in Buckinghamshire FHS Augu...
on Today at 12:29

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

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in Software to create chart...
on Today at 12:26

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

England (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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English family history not specific to a county.

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in Re: Who did James Howe m...
on Today at 15:45

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

Ireland (Historical Counties)

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Irish family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by iluleah
in Re: ORPHANS
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All those great Irish resources for family history and local history.

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Latest post by sarah
in Re: Link: On Eagles Wing...
on Wednesday 16 July 14 14:16 BST (UK)

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

Scotland (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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Scottish family history not specific to a county.

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in Re: James Reburn- Fordyc...
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Latest post by ev
in MOVED: Scottish BMD onli...
on Saturday 26 July 14 14:47 BST (UK)

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Latest post by Skoosh
in Re: Slainte
on Thursday 03 January 13 22:18 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 jones9
in Re: Winifred Peake, Corw...
on Today at 15:21

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Latest post by sarah
in MOVED: David John Thomas...
on Monday 21 July 14 10:23 BST (UK)

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Moderators: RootsChat, trystan

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Latest post by Mike in Cumbria
in Re: Does neb yn siarad C...
on Sunday 27 July 14 23:16 BST (UK)

Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Latest post by Frances_mnb
in Re: Cashin Family of Pat...
on Saturday 26 July 14 20:48 BST (UK)

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

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in Re: Battrick Foote Larki...
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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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Latest post by dbreeze1
in Re: Smart Family
on Yesterday at 15:27

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Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

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Latest post by jorose
in Re: French Death Records
on Today at 09:19

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

Moderator: sarah

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in Re: Benjamin WELTON, Bor...
on Today at 14:35

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

Moderator: KarenM

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Latest post by jorose
in Re: Minnie Wilson and MI...
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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in New Zealand.

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Latest post by spades
in Re: wellington archive l...
on Today at 11:13

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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in South Africa.

Moderator: rutti tutti

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Latest post by unknownmale
in Re: Seeking any info on ...
on Yesterday at 18:19

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

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Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: Extended King family...
on Today at 12:39

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 VillageDuckpond
in Re: Family Research in S...
on Today at 14:59

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 keyboard86
in Re: Harriet Amey in 1891...
on Today at 00:32

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 ShaunJ
in Re: granfather 108th f...
on Today at 15:41

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 dawnsh
in Re: ridley on sites in m...
on Thursday 24 July 14 21:24 BST (UK)

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Latest post by dee-jay
in Re: what is a small wear...
on Yesterday at 10:24

No New Posts Heraldry Crests and Coats of Arms

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: Free family crest do...
on Friday 25 July 14 16:09 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 jtbattws
in Re: walne families in La...
on Today at 00:38

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 ...

Moderator: Berlin-Bob

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Latest post by philipsearching
in Who made this watch? UPD...
on Sunday 20 July 14 20:33 BST (UK)

No New Posts Family Bibles

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

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Latest post by Ruskie
in Re: How can I find the L...
on Wednesday 09 July 14 15:51 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by Jomot
in Re: Mentioned on an MI -...
on Monday 21 July 14 19:04 BST (UK)

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 susan baldwin
in Re: Longtown - Porter, P...
on Sunday 27 July 14 10:15 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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