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Old Photographs, Recognition, Handwriting Deciphering

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Latest post by brigidmac
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in Re: Belgium to UK 1946
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Latest post by ShaunJ
in Re: Bengal East Indies
on Sunday 13 June 21 10:38 BST (UK)

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Census Lookups General Lookups

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Latest post by brigidmac
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Family History Documents and Artefacts

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Latest post by CaroleW
in Re: Grandparents Wills
on Monday 14 June 21 14:30 BST (UK)

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Latest post by family.bible.chaser5
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Latest post by Keith Sherwood
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on Wednesday 26 May 21 13:20 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 T-McCurdy
in Re: McCurdy, Matilda, De...
on Friday 14 May 21 18:31 BST (UK)

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