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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!
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Latest post by Ruskie
in Re: help in finding the ...
on Yesterday at 20:51

No New Posts How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here)

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Latest post by Manchester Rambler
in MOVED: Elizabeth Donally...
on Tuesday 15 November 22 06:09 GMT (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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Latest post by Kay99
in Re: Emily and her brothe...
on Today at 05:14

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 Gadget
in Re: Help identifying a s...
on Yesterday at 23:52

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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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Latest post by Revolution
in Re: Help deciphering a n...
on Yesterday at 22:08

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Latest post by mare
in Re: Diary summary week e...
on Today at 04:02

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Discuss your armed forces connections

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in Re: Can you tell me abou...
on Today at 05:54

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Latest post by Ruskie
in Re: Buying a DNA Kit on ...
on Today at 05:21

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Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest

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Latest post by youngtug
in Oxfordshire Heritage Sea...
on Wednesday 26 October 22 21:16 BST (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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in Family History Federatio...
on Sunday 06 November 22 21:29 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by mirrin
in Re: Printer ink cartridg...
on Wednesday 30 November 22 16:00 GMT (UK)

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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 cronecat
in Toehill/Tohill/Tochill/T...
on Today at 03:50

Sub Boards: Scotland (General), 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 sueappleton
in Re: Persons aboard the H...
on Sunday 16 October 22 13:05 BST (UK)

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Latest post by eadaoin
in Re: Aistriúchán le do th...
on Sunday 29 November 20 17:13 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by Beth42
in McFarland, Smith, Steele...
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All those great Irish resources for family history and local history.

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Latest post by Kiltaglassan
in Re: Patriotic Fund-Count...
on Wednesday 13 April 22 07:10 BST (UK)

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Latest post by eadaoin
in Re: Beannachtaí na Féile...
on Tuesday 29 November 22 23:10 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 louisem
in Re: Trying to find a mil...
on Yesterday at 19:15

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Latest post by Cas (stallc)
in Re: Cassie Morgan
on Saturday 29 October 22 00:09 BST (UK)

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Latest post by zetlander
in Cantre'r Gwaelod
on Monday 22 August 22 20:39 BST (UK)

England (Counties as in 1851-1901)

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English family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by maddys52
in Re: Lloyd’s of broseley
on Today at 01:29

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Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Latest post by Photogirl78
in Re: Elizabeth Dickson
on Friday 04 November 22 14:05 GMT (UK)

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The Channel Islands

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Latest post by Jude Kelly
in Family of Robert Hellyer...
on Yesterday at 23:46

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Research in Other Countries

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

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Latest post by CallyJ
in Re: Seeking a family who...
on Today at 05:45

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in Re: Thomas NOSWORTHY in ...
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Latest post by ResearchJu
in Re: Ancestor born on Bay...
on Sunday 27 November 22 16:41 GMT (UK)

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

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in Re: William James MEEK 1...
on Yesterday at 09:09

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

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Latest post by KGarrad
in Re: RHODESIA/SOUTH AFRIC...
on Saturday 26 November 22 11:17 GMT (UK)

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

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Latest post by Peggy13
in Obit Cordelia Frances Ba...
on Today at 00:25

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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 ShaunJ
in Re: Joseph Wilcox 1798 b...
on Monday 17 October 22 11:00 BST (UK)

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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
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Latest post by ShaunJ
in Re: Need a passenger sit...
on Wednesday 30 November 22 09:44 GMT (UK)

Sub 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 rosie17
in Re: 1871 Census please
on Wednesday 30 November 22 11:42 GMT (UK)

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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 mckha489
in Re: Elisha family of Shr...
on Friday 27 May 22 16:43 BST (UK)

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Latest post by Gwhittle
in Re: Matthews Fairground ...
on Thursday 24 November 22 22:15 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by AncestryMich
in Re: Wardrobe Dealer
on Yesterday at 13:15

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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 AndyW9999
in Help identifying crest /...
on Yesterday at 11:26

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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 JACK GEE
in Re: CALDWELL, from North...
on Tuesday 29 November 22 04:50 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 ...

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Latest post by jayaygee
in Re: Will and Sentence
on Monday 07 November 22 15:13 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 Melbell
in SUMPTER Family Bible
on Tuesday 23 August 22 15:18 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by arthurk
in Re: Illegible word on gr...
on Sunday 09 October 22 16:02 BST (UK)

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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 Kerrill
in Nancy Kirby 1862 birth c...
on Friday 25 November 22 15:30 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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