January 31, 2024

Deciphering Handwriting in Old Documents
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Reading old handwriting in documents is hard and a great deal of learning is required to learn how to easily read them. In this post you will learn about a great resource to help you expand your knowledge on this topic.

Once a month I will feature a presentation that is available on Las Villas del Norte (the official premium genealogy group for our Mexican genealogy community). These presentations have a focus on researching Mexico or are about methodology that can be applied to researching our Mexican and Spanish Colonial Ancestry.

Today the presentation that I want to make you aware of if that of professional genealogist Leslie Carney and it is titled "Deciphering Handwriting in Old Documents".

The summary of the presentation is: "In this presentation, Leslie Carney talks about how knowing the History of writing or script found in old documents can help genealogists and family historians read and understand what the document is about. Leslie will discuss how handwriting changed through the ages from the 15th to the 18th centuries."

This presentation provides a great wealth of knowledge and examples on the different eras and writing styles used. 

The following topics are discussed:

  • Spelling and Alphabets
  • Difficult Letters
  • Symbols and Abbreviations
  • Handwriting Styles
  • Tips and Examples
  • Resources to Help You
  • Charts, Google, and Other Resources

About Leslie Carney

Leslie Carney, living in Tucson, Arizona is a Professional Genealogist, Researcher, and Speaker. With over 25 years' experience in genealogy and family history research. Specializing in the Southwestern United States and Sonora, Mexico. She holds a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University.

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Deciphering Handwriting in Old Documents

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About the author 

Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog Mexican Genealogy, and my personal blog We Are Cousins. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at www.moisesgarza.com.

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