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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course Methodology - Part 1: Getting Started, Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skillbuilding, Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies, Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording, Methodology - Part 5: How To Prove It, and Methodology - Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice by Louise St Denis, Brenda Dougall Merriman and Dr. Penelope Christensen. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).
The family historian needs to learn to read phonetically. These examples will provide some practice for what you will find before 1900.
| A mont of lenin
|| a month of lying in |
|a nabstrak||an abstract|
|a nomely||a homily|
|and settere||et cetera|
|asingel wumen||a single woman|
|at the cinges aremes||at the King’s Arms|
|auncient mayd||ancient maid [elderly spinster]|
|born on the bear||borne on the bier|
|cilling a notter||killing an otter|
|frant and sens||frankincense|
|goynge to plemoth||going to Plymouth|
|he did tech scoole||[obviously not successfully!]|
|hed stuard of thes sitty||head steward of this city|
|jelan orspitle rate||jail and hospital rate (tax)|
|labrin mane||labouring man|
|onerabl leady||Honorable lady|
|possessioning, pashon||processioning i.e. perambulation|
|waichin ye sorples||washing the surplice|
|wif of wellam||wife of William|
First Names Spelled Creatively
Pronunciation of Some English Surnames
|| Pronounced and Possibly Spelled As|
|| Chumley, Chumleigh|
| Faulkner, Faulconer
Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online courses Methodology - Part 1: Getting Started, Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skillbuilding, Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies, Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording, Methodology - Part 5: How To Prove It, and Methodology - Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. To learn more about these courses or other courses available from the Institute, see our website. We can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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