United States Handwriting

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*Despain, Marci. [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-english-handwritten-records-lesson-1-english-secretary-hand-letters/207 Reading English Handwritten Records Lesson 1: English Secretary Hand Letters]. (25 minute online video) [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 FamilySearch Research Classes Online], 2010.  
 
*Despain, Marci. [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-english-handwritten-records-lesson-1-english-secretary-hand-letters/207 Reading English Handwritten Records Lesson 1: English Secretary Hand Letters]. (25 minute online video) [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 FamilySearch Research Classes Online], 2010.  
 
*Despain, Marci. [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-english-handwritten-records-lesson-2-dates-and-latin-words/208 Reading English Handwritten Record Lesson 2: Dates and Latin Words]. (25 minute online video) [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 FamilySearch Research Classes Online], 2010.  
 
*Despain, Marci. [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-english-handwritten-records-lesson-2-dates-and-latin-words/208 Reading English Handwritten Record Lesson 2: Dates and Latin Words]. (25 minute online video) [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 FamilySearch Research Classes Online], 2010.  
*Kirkham, E. Kay. ''[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH33&CISOPTR=30303 The Handwriting of American Records for a Period of 300 Years]''. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1973; Digitized by Family History Archives.  
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*Kirkham, E. Kay. ''The Handwriting of American Records for a Period of 300 Years {{FSbook|96970}}''. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1973; Digitized by Family History Archives.  
*Kirkham, E. Kay. ''[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH33&CISOPTR=20152 How to read the handwriting and records of early America : the reading and interpretation of the handwriting, symbols, abbreviations, legal terminology, etc. as found in original records and on microfilm for researchers in American genealogy and history]''. Salt Lake City: Kay Publ., 1961; Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2008.  
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*Kirkham, E. Kay. ''How to read the handwriting and records of early America : the reading and interpretation of the handwriting, symbols, abbreviations, legal terminology, etc. as found in original records and on microfilm for researchers in American genealogy and history {{FSbook|186125}}''. Salt Lake City: Kay Publ., 1961; Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2008.  
 
*Sperry, Kip. ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39363723 Reading Early American Handwriting]''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1998. [{{FHL|723860|title-id|disp=FHL Book 973 G3sp}}].  
 
*Sperry, Kip. ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39363723 Reading Early American Handwriting]''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1998. [{{FHL|723860|title-id|disp=FHL Book 973 G3sp}}].  
 
*Stryker-Rodda, Harriet Mott. ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13553248 Understanding Colonial Handwriting, rev. ed.]''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1986. [{{FHL|436044|title-id|disp=FHL Book 973 G3s 1986}}].
 
*Stryker-Rodda, Harriet Mott. ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13553248 Understanding Colonial Handwriting, rev. ed.]''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1986. [{{FHL|436044|title-id|disp=FHL Book 973 G3s 1986}}].

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United States Gotoarrow.png Handwriting

English

Early American colonial handwriting in English is similar to other English handwriting of the period. For more information see:

Latin

Some American records are written partially or mostly in the Latin language. For more information see: