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Understanding Documents for Genealogy & Local History
by Bruce Durie


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An essential guide to reading and understanding the old documents necessary for researching family or local history

Genealogists and local historians have probably seen every birth, marriage, death, and census record available, and are adept at using the internet for research.  Read more...


 
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Overview

An essential guide to reading and understanding the old documents necessary for researching family or local history

Genealogists and local historians have probably seen every birth, marriage, death, and census record available, and are adept at using the internet for research. However, once they have learned everything they can from them, the next step is reading and understanding older documents. These can be hard to find, as not many are online, and theyareoften written in challenging handwriting and use legal and other unfamiliar terms. Some will be in Latin, antiquated English, or Scots. Readers need to be able to understand the nature and intent of a range of documents as well as the palaeography (the handwriting) and orthography (the "shape" of the contents). Wills, testaments, contracts, indentures, charters, land records, personal letters, official records, church records, and others, mainly from the period 1560 to 1800, arecovered here asare dates, numbers, calendars, measurements and money, abbreviations, transcription conventions, letter-forms, and glossaries. It also includes a Latin primer."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780752464640
  • ISBN-10: 0752464647
  • Publisher: History Press
  • Publish Date: May 2013
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.74 x 1.12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.44 pounds


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