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Hints. tips and advice on reading old documents

  1. Marriage Entry 1618

    Anyone translate this Carsington marriage (image 11 of 114 on Ancestry) better than me and the Derbyshire Marriage Index Website (why in 17 years of research have I never seen this site til tonight?) Thanks Mitch Note 84: (taken from this webpage:...

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 23-02-2019 10:25 PM
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    24-02-2019, 1:42 AM Go to last post
  2. Help deciphering old Danish marriage register

    Because I speak Swedish and have experience transcribing 19th century letters, a friend in Australia asked me if I could translate a Danish marriage record found on Family Search. I have found myself defeated not so much by the language but by the handwriting. It appears to be in a mixture of...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 02-02-2019 11:06 AM
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  3. Transcribing Wills

    Do any of you have any hints on the best way of going about this? I have about 5 wills to transcribe all from Essex mid to late 1700's / early 1800's and any suggestions would be much appreciated. I have tried keeping the image on the computer (for zooming purposes) and then writing the...

    Started by sueannbowen‎, 21-11-2011 1:12 PM
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    30-01-2019, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  4. Two Signatures

    Suggestions Please. 1728: Robert COOPER, John COOPER & which other COOPER? 1902: illegible WHEATCROFT & Margarot WHEATCROFT Thanks Mitch

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 28-01-2019 8:25 AM
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    28-01-2019, 2:33 PM Go to last post

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