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Forum: Reading old documents

Hints. tips and advice on reading old documents

  1. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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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