Post your beginners 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!See also Help Pages: Guidelines to Posting
If you have questions on how to use RootsChat, look in the Help Pages For instance: FAQs, Tips an Hints or in the Index to Help-Pages If you can't find the answers in the Help-Pages, then try here ...
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.
Get your Photographs restored or dated completely for free by the generous people on RootsChat.
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!
Discuss your DNA results successes, questions or concerns.
Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest
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).
Need some technical help with using your computer, or using the internet?
Scottish family history not specific to a county.
Resources for research in Scotland: Links, Books, Archives, etc.
Posts in this section to be in Gaelic only. Posts in English will be deleted.
Irish family history not specific to a county.
All those great Irish resources for family history and local history.
Posts in this section to be in Gaeilge (Gaelge) . Posts in English will be deleted.
Welsh family history not specific to a county.
Posts in this section to be in the Welsh language only. Posts in English will be deleted. Post translation requests in "Wales - General".
English family history not specific to a county.
Posts in this section to be in the Cornish language only. Posts in English will be deleted.
Isle of Man Genealogy
The Channel Islands
General queries and discussions about Immigrants, Emigrants, Expatriates, Exiles and people who worked 'abroad'.
Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain
Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in Australia.
Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in Canada.
Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in New Zealand.
Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in South Africa.
Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in the United States.
Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others: Research on Ancestors and their Descendants from any other countries. e.g. India, Ceylon, the West Indies, South American countries, etc, etc
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.
Discuss your armed forces connections.
For topics about ancestors, who travelled around the country. Romanies, Gypsies, Tinkers, Travellers, Circus people and the like
Discuss the research of occupation (trade or profession) interests.
For all your queries about crests, coats of arms, and whether your ancestor was an armiger.
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 !
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 ...
Discuss your family bibles here - how to start them, how to update them, etc.
For your queries and discussions about graveyards, gravestones, gravestone symbols, etc.
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..)