Deciphering Old Handwriting
Examples of Marks
How the leading s looks in old documents
Old Style Abbreviations - Places of Birth
Old Style Abbreviations - Proper Names
Old Style Lettering - Occupations
Examples of Letters of the 17th Century Found in Parish Registers
Findmypast - 11 Tips For Reading Old Handwriting
One quick handwriting transcription challenge every day-for the genealogist in you.
Genealogy.com - Name and Word Spellings
Includes a brief explanation of errors caused by handwriting.
GenealogyMagazine, Episode 5: Graphology for Genealogists
How handwriting analysis proves to be an insightful tool for the family historian.
Interpreting the Symbols and Abbreviations in Seventeenth Century English and American Documents
By Ronald A. Hill, Ph.D., CG, FASG
This article was found in the Will-Grundy Counties, Illinois Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume XVII, Number 1, 1998 - one of many publications where it has been reprinted.
Palaeography - Reading Early Handwriting
Online tutorial with examples.
Paleography - Anglo-Norman.org
Reading the Past - Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century English Handwriting
Facsimilies, transcripts & reading notes, from the University of York.
That’s English?! Reading Old Handwriting
By Kori Robbins, AG.
The Cheek Family of Alleghany County, NC - Reading Old Handwriting
The Evolution of Handwriting in the English-Speaking Colonies of America
The Long S
BabelStone Blog: The Rules for Long S
The History of the Long S | Grammarly Blog
Wikipedia - Long s
ThoughtCo - Reading Old Handwriting Online Document Examples & Tutorials
Transkribus | AI powered Handwritten Text Recognition
Transkribus is a comprehensive platform for the digitisation, AI-powered text recognition, transcription and searching of historical documents – from any place, any time, and in any language.
Useful Tips for Reading Old Handwriting
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
Victorian Handwriting Chart
This alphabet chart from an old Victorian book shows the right way to form cursive letters, and common errors for each letter. Very useful for deciphering c19th documents.
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