Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cracking the code of old handwriting

Sooner or later, family historians will come across a major obstacle in progressing their research - old handwriting can be difficult to resolve and this booklet is designed to overcome some of these problems.
While most of us unknowingly read by identifying whole words by their shape rather than looking at individual letters. When we come across unfamiliar writing, we are forced to look at the individual letters in their context, resulting in considerable difficulties for modern readers. This booklet provides some strategies to overcome this problem.

A range of family history books is available at Maitland City Library.