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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 jonw65
in Re: Looking for advice f...
on Yesterday at 21:48

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

If you have questions on how to use RootsChat, look in the Help Pages
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Latest post by sarah
in Re: How to find my sent ...
on Thursday 08 April 21 19:28 BST (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 MonicaL
in Re: Could anyone help me...
on Yesterday at 23:47

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 jim234j
in Re: Arthur Johnson circ...
on Wednesday 12 May 21 15:19 BST (UK)

Sub Boards: Photograph Resources, Tips, Tutorials

General

No New Posts The Common Room

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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in Re: Mass Observation One...
on Yesterday at 22:20

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Latest post by BushInn1746
in Re: Diary > Thursday 13t...
on Yesterday at 19:13

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Discuss your armed forces connections

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Latest post by Scotaus
in Re: WW2 Service records
on Today at 01:53

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 Rena
in Re: ydna tests for Reffe...
on Yesterday at 21:50

No New Posts Useful Links

Links to other local history or genealogy websites of interest

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Latest post by MidgeZA
in British History Online -...
on Sunday 16 August 20 11:56 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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Latest post by dorsetfolk
in Dorset Family History So...
on Tuesday 11 May 21 15:20 BST (UK)

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

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Latest post by Mad01
in Re: Software for strays
on Yesterday at 15:55

Sub Boards: Family History Programs, Tree Organisation, Presentation, Reference Library

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 djct59
in Re: Resource website no ...
on Yesterday at 22:57

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
No New Posts Scotland Resources

Resources for research in Scotland: Links, Books, Archives, etc.

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Latest post by scotmum
in Re: Marriage look up ple...
on Saturday 08 May 21 10:01 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)

Ireland (Historical Counties)

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Irish family history not specific to a county.

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Latest post by shanreagh
in Re: Dunne name
on Yesterday at 23:43

Sub Boards: Ireland (General), Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Derry (Londonderry), Donegal, Down, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois (Queens), Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly (Kings), Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow
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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: Gun licences 1832 - ...
on Monday 22 March 21 21:34 GMT (UK)

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Latest post by conahy calling
in Re: an aimsir
on Tuesday 11 May 21 22:29 BST (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 Aprilgriffiths
in Re: Looking for thomas o...
on Yesterday at 20:57

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Latest post by Sam Swift
in Re: Bwllfa Colliery Cwmd...
on Tuesday 25 August 20 11:49 BST (UK)

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Latest post by Fisherman
in Re: Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
on Friday 01 January 21 14:16 GMT (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 Jan Prit
in Re: Mary Chaney
on Yesterday at 23:40

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Latest post by *Sandra*
in Re: Nadelik 2018.........
on Sunday 31 December 17 10:50 GMT (UK)

Independent Islands

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Isle of Man Genealogy

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Latest post by KGarrad
in Re: William Northey
on Saturday 24 April 21 09:35 BST (UK)

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The Channel Islands

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Latest post by tracybarnes
in Re: Mary L Rowe Bucking...
on Tuesday 04 May 21 00:14 BST (UK)

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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 Cockneyrebel
in Re: Leslie William Bryce...
on Yesterday at 10:38

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

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Latest post by Sue Greene
in Death in Ottawa after 19...
on Today at 00:55

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Family History research in Europe, including Immigration to Britain

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Latest post by sugarbakers
in Re: online exploring-ger...
on Yesterday at 18:27

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

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Latest post by tracey clarke
in Re: Benjamin Mary and Su...
on Yesterday at 21:09

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

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Latest post by megsmassa
in Re: Harpurs of Grahamsto...
on Yesterday at 14:50

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

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Latest post by Peggy13
in Re: Death of Eliza Marth...
on Yesterday at 23:13

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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 Duneane
in Russian Polish ancestors...
on Friday 16 April 21 14:01 BST (UK)

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Immigrants, Emigrants, Exiles, Expatriates and others:
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Latest post by CaroleW
in Re: Arnold surname in Ja...
on Yesterday at 22:41

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 CaroleW
in Re: 5 Spring Gardens War...
on Thursday 13 May 21 18:00 BST (UK)

Sub Boards: Census Lookup and Resource Requests, Census Lookup and Resource Offers, Library and FHS Lookups

Some Special Interests

No New Posts Quaker Family History

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 CaroleW
in Re: trying to find the b...
on Saturday 03 April 21 21:02 BST (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 rosie99
in Re: Boon earthenware dea...
on Yesterday at 18:05

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Discuss the research of occupation (trade or profession) interests.

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Latest post by sailingby
in Re: Reverend Thomas Nort...
on Sunday 09 May 21 08:41 BST (UK)

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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 Taylor94
in Arms on mural
on Saturday 08 May 21 16:12 BST (UK)

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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 !

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Latest post by Comberton
in Re: Peveril(l) Scarboro...
on Yesterday at 18:18

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 BumbleB
in Re: 1884 Birth Certifica...
on Saturday 01 May 21 11:29 BST (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 Jennarembailey
in Buckfield family bible
on Monday 01 March 21 18:59 GMT (UK)

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

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Latest post by Old Mother Reilly
in Re: Yew tree cemetery
on Sunday 09 May 21 17:15 BST (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 T-McCurdy
in Re: McCurdy, Matilda, De...
on Yesterday at 18:31

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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