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Old Photographs, Recognition, Handwriting Deciphering

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Scottish family history not specific to a county.

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on Tuesday 03 November 20 01:15 GMT (UK)

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on Today at 17:32

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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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on Monday 02 November 20 19:59 GMT (UK)

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on Sunday 22 November 20 10:21 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by Gadget
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Latest post by Little Nell
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on Wednesday 28 October 20 15:39 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by bikermickau
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Family History Documents and Artefacts

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Latest post by SmithBible
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on Tuesday 17 November 20 10:07 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by Girl Guide
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on Monday 23 November 20 15:11 GMT (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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on Friday 13 November 20 14:54 GMT (UK)

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