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This is a lesson on learning and practicing old English script. Examples of handwriting and reading documents are presented.
In this lesson you will explore the letters of the Secretary Hand, the style of handwriting found in many of the English and colonial records created during the 1500s and 1600s.
In this lesson, you will explore abbreviations, different ways that dates were recorded, and Latin words that are commonly found in English and colonial records.
This is the third and final lesson designed to help you read, understand, and extract information from genealogical records written in Secretary Hand. In this lesson, you will explore several types of English genealogical records, including parish registers, bishop's transcripts, probate records, and court records.