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Old Photographs, Recognition, Handwriting Deciphering

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General

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in Re: GILKES family in Bar...
on Saturday 13 July 24 20:59 BST (UK)

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in Re: Passanger List
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Latest post by Geog.
in Re: TINDAL/TINDILL/TINDA...
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Latest post by Jebber
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on Thursday 04 July 24 00:37 BST (UK)

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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 petemor55
in Re: Book re. Halberton -...
on Wednesday 12 June 24 18:38 BST (UK)

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