Monday, April 16, 2012

Help with 17th century writing

17th Century Script is found in the old wills recorded by the clerks of the various counties and states. When you have traced back to ca 1790 or so, you are going to encounter problems reading the hand-writing. I have found that the best way to handle this is to photocopy the document and take it home. From there, you can use a symbol card, such as the one listed below to decipher the writing.
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