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Reading early American handwriting

Author: Kip Sperry
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Pub. Co., ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is designed to teach you how to read and understand the handwriting found in documents commonly used in genealogical research. It explains techniques for reading early American documents; provides samples of alphabets and letter forms; defines terms and abbreviations commonly used in early American documents such as wills, deeds, and church records; and, furthermore, presents numerous examples of early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kip Sperry
ISBN: 9780806308463 080630846X
OCLC Number: 39363723
Description: ix, 289 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Reading early American handwriting --
Guidelines for reading old documents --
Abbreviations and contractions --
Terms --
Numbers and Roman numerals --
Dates and the calendar change --
Sample alphabets and handwriting styles --
Accreditation and certification --
Appendix A: Using archives and record repositories --
Appendix B: The Internet and compact discs --
Documents and transcriptions.
Responsibility: Kip Sperry.

Abstract:

This book is designed to teach you how to read and understand the handwriting found in documents commonly used in genealogical research. It explains techniques for reading early American documents; provides samples of alphabets and letter forms; defines terms and abbreviations commonly used in early American documents such as wills, deeds, and church records; and, furthermore, presents numerous examples of early American records for the reader to work with. Each document -- nearly 100 of them at various stages of complexity -- appears with the author's transcription on a facing page, enabling the reader to check his own transcription. Also covered in the work, with particular emphasis on handwriting, are numbers and roman numerals, dates and the change from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar, abbreviations and contractions, and standard terms found in early American records.

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