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family history library film

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Laura Report 16 Jan 2004 14:22

can anyone tell me what the family history library film number means on the family search org site. i am new at this ,ive been trying to trace my fathers anchestors he and his brothers and sisters were put into a home when they young and he does'nt know anything about his family except that they come from Washington Tyne & Wear. so i typed in the surname and printed off all the coulsons that lived in Washington and noticed that some had the same family history number and some did not. if the numbers are the same does that mean that these familys are related thanks Laura