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Latest post by kelseymartin19
in Struggling to find info ...
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No New Posts How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here)

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Latest post by Judith Haselton
in Re: Samuel Smith,born 18...
on Yesterday at 22:52

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 Maiden Stone
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on Today at 00:15

No New Posts Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs

Get your Photographs restored or dated completely for free by the generous people on RootsChat. Please Include Family Names and Country in Titles of Photographs if known, or how the image relates to your family history. Posts without any details will not be allowed to be posted.

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Latest post by Treetotal
in Re: 1949 photos of great...
on Yesterday at 23:49

Sub Boards: Photograph 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 CaroleW
in Re: Cronney James & Brid...
on Today at 00:48

Sub Boards: The Lighter Side
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Latest post by Drew5233
in Re: Harry Campbell
on Yesterday at 21:57

Sub Boards: Armed Forces Resources, World War One, World War Two
No New Posts Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing

Discuss your DNA results successes, questions or concerns.

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Latest post by davidft
in Re: Living DNA
on Yesterday at 18:12

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Latest post by weste
in Birmingham Burials
on Tuesday 20 December 16 19:29 GMT (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 spades
in MOVED: Andrew Barnett
on Yesterday at 23:52

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

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Latest post by doddsie4
in Re: Trusteer Raport Prob...
on Yesterday at 17:29

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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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Latest post by Lauraine
in Laurence Laurenson b. Sh...
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Sub Boards: Aberdeenshire, Angus (Forfarshire), Argyllshire, Ayrshire, Banffshire, Berwickshire, Buteshire, Caithness, Clackmannanshire, Dumfriesshire, Dunbartonshire, East Lothian (Haddingtonshire), Fife, Inverness, Kincardineshire, Kinross-shire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Lanarkshire, Midlothian, Moray (Elginshire), Nairnshire, Orkney, Peeblesshire, Perthshire, Renfrewshire, Ross & Cromarty, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire, Shetland, Stirlingshire, Sutherland, West Lothian (Linlithgowshire), Wigtownshire
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Resources for research in Scotland: Links, Books, Archives, etc.

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Latest post by Skoosh
in Scottish Legal Terms
on Tuesday 13 December 16 11:49 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by fifer1947
in Re: Can I learn Gaelic a...
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Irish family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by Ronreddam
in Re: McLoughlins in Sligo
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All those great Irish resources for family history and local history.

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Latest post by Pejic
in Re: Registry of Deeds......
on Saturday 18 February 17 15:58 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by spades
in MOVED: translating an en...
on Tuesday 17 January 17 20:15 GMT (UK)

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Welsh family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by Ayashi
in Re: Learning Welsh
on Today at 00:40

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Latest post by wilcoxon
in Re: Welsh Wills
on Tuesday 08 November 16 14:53 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by pinot
in Re: Daniel Morgan, cadfr...
on Sunday 15 January 17 23:45 GMT (UK)

England (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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Latest post by Linus
in BRACHER/JUKES marriage
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Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: Nadelik 2017...
on Friday 06 January 17 17:42 GMT (UK)

Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Latest post by Blue70
in Re: The Callow Family on...
on Thursday 09 February 17 20:42 GMT (UK)

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The Channel Islands

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in Re: Jersey C of E Record...
on Friday 24 February 17 09:39 GMT (UK)

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

Research in Other Countries

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

Moderator: sarah

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Latest post by sparrett
in Re: Charles Clarke
on Yesterday at 21:37

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

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Latest post by Rosinish
in Re: George Lloyd Mackenz...
on Today at 01:14

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Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

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Latest post by JustinL
in Re: German newspapers
on Yesterday at 19:06

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Emigrants, Immigrants and others: Family History research in New Zealand.

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Latest post by Lucy2
in Re: Elizabeth Ann Jackso...
on Yesterday at 23:31

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

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Latest post by Kinsy
in Re: Wales to S.Africa
on Today at 01:50

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Latest post by City Hall
in Mary Spollen, Brooklyn 1...
on Yesterday at 21:46

Sub Boards: US Lookup Requests, US Resources & Offers
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General queries and discussions about Immigrants, Emigrants, Expatriates, Exiles and people who worked 'abroad'.

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Latest post by marjorie wayman
in Re: Robert Wayman & Jane...
on Friday 24 February 17 14:01 GMT (UK)

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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
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Latest post by CaroleW
in Re: Mary Louisa Morley b...
on Yesterday at 22:55

Sub Boards: Other Countries - Resources

Census Lookups General Lookups

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Latest post by candleflame
in Re: Thomas Ainslie looku...
on Yesterday at 18:36

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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 nanny jan
in Re: Verbiage used in mar...
on Thursday 23 February 17 09:36 GMT (UK)

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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 M Witney
in Re: William STONE
on Yesterday at 18:12

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Latest post by jennyrob
in Re: Merchant Navy Record...
on Yesterday at 23:28

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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 Jean M
in Re: Crest Large tomb, St...
on Tuesday 27 December 16 22:42 GMT (UK)

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For discussions about researching all occurrences of a single name in a specified area.
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Latest post by sarah
in Re: Raxworthy One-Name S...
on Friday 24 February 17 10:36 GMT (UK)

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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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 MarkyP
in Re: 1643 Inventory
on Monday 02 January 17 14:00 GMT (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 jamcat95
in Re: Torgerson/Olson Fami...
on Friday 24 February 17 16:49 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by shejos
in Witton cemetery, Birming...
on Monday 20 February 17 18:20 GMT (UK)

No New Posts Unwanted Certificates & 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 rosie99
in Re: MARRIAGE: Charles T...
on Tuesday 21 February 17 17:47 GMT (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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