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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Campaign to Open Historic Registers

    There is now a petition online at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/62779 Please sign this petition and share the url with your friends and contacts Apathy will destroy any chance of success. These registers are your heritage. They are...

    Started by Guy Etchells‎, 25-03-2014 1:46 PM
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  1. Chatham dockyard, Kent

    On Sunday we took some friends to Chatham dockyard on the river Medway. The dockyard is no longer functioning as such and has been turned into a museum. Although the entrance fee is expensive, you are entitled to come back within the year and use the ticket again. It's a fascinating place and...

    Started by Davran‎, 30-09-2008 8:19 PM
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  2. So you think YOU'VE got problems...

    Next time you think you have problems unravelling the ramifications of your family tree, give thanks you don't have this lot. Yesterday I went to Kew for the day (very swish) to photograph another three years' worth of notices etc. from the South African Commercial Advertiser ready for...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 13-06-2008 1:14 PM
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  3. Aston. Birmingham. A Mecca?

    Just a quicky. I have noticed that one or two of my people moved to Aston, Birmingham and quite a few other un related ones as well. What was the draw to this place in the late 1800s, where the streets paved with gold ? Cheers. Dave.

    Started by David Annis‎, 06-03-2008 6:58 PM
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  4. Non conformists

    Good evening, I've just spent about half an hour reading through the new posts where non conformists were mentioned several times. Suddnely I reaslised that I didn't know what they were ! It may turn out to be important at some point in my life, so I'd be very grateful if some kind soul could...

    Started by Barnzzz‎, 29-02-2008 10:43 PM
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    01-03-2008, 2:36 PM Go to last post
  5. Is there a jam maker in Australia out there?

    Hi there During WW2 my mother's family here in England were given a tin of Pineapple & Quince jam from Australia and she has never forgotten the wonderul taste of it. Is there a jam maker (or son/daughter of a jam maker) out there who has an Australian recipe dating back to the 1940's that...

    Started by sally‎, 18-12-2007 2:18 PM
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  6. Question Should churches be locked?

    Living in Yorkshire where many churches are kept locked as opposed to rural Leicestershire, where much of my research is based and most churches are unlocked I have often asked myself -Should churches be locked ever? I consider that a church is used as a place of solace and worship for many and...

    Started by Guy Etchells‎, 03-08-2005 9:39 PM
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  7. Do you ever feel Flusterated?

    Many of you will know of my project to transcribe all the letters applying for government aided emigration to the Cape of Good Hope in 1819 A-G now on line at http://www.genealogyworld.net/settlers/correspondence/index.html Transcribing the latest letter I looked long and hard, but his...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 03-08-2006 1:14 PM
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  8. Post Local Graveyards

    Hi The State of graveyards and Cementers are declining quickly, I have found that some 2,000 Graves have been dropt flat since March 2004. It is a difficult subject at the best of times. The way I am going about transcribing and Surveying the five graveyards in my one place study, When I...

    Started by Steven Hill‎, 26-10-2004 12:46 AM
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