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{{Denmark-sidebar}}<br>''[[Denmark Genealogy|Denmark]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Denmark_Handwriting|Handwriting]]''  
  
''See also&nbsp;'' [[Denmark Parish Register Headings|Parish Register Headings]].
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FamilySearch offers free online lessons about reading old Danish handwriting:
  
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#[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-1-scandinavian-gothic-letters/255 Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 1: Scandinavian Gothic Letters]
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#[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-2-names-words-and-dates/257 Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 2: Names, Words, and Dates]
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#[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-3-handwritten-records/256 Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 3: Handwritten Records]
  
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''See also;'' [[Denmark Parish Register Headings|Parish Register Headings]] and [https://familyhistory.byu.edu/Downloads/Scandinavian_Extraction_Guide/Scandinavian_Extraction_Guide-Chapter_2.pdf The Gothic Alphabet].
  
<br>'''How to decipher the letters'''
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[[Category:Denmark Language and Handwriting]] [[Category:Language and Handwriting]] [[Category:Handwriting]]
 
 
As a child, you may have learned to write letters and numbers like these 20<sup>th</sup> century letter forms.
 
 
 
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Some Danish letters look deceptively like handwriting used today. For example, a letter that you may think looks like a 20<sup>th</sup> century “B” , may actually be an old handwritten Danish “G” or
 
 
 
a “V” . It can be easy to misread old handwriting. However, if you follow the steps below, and practice, you can learn to develop the ability to read old handwritten records.
 
 
 
[[Image:]] = B
 
 
 
[[Image:]]<nowiki>= G</nowiki>
 
 
 
[[Image:]]<nowiki>= V</nowiki>
 
 
 
<br>''Follow the five steps below, to analyze and decipher a scribe’s handwriting.''
 
 
 
'''1: ''Look for anything familiar to you in a record.'''''
 
 
 
<br>'''a.''' Look for any ''numbers, letters, and/or words'' that you are reasonably confident in identifying.
 
 
 
For example, look in the record below for any familiar letters, words or numbers.
 
 
 
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Line 5
 
 
 
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<br>''Danish Christening Entry 1787''
 
 
 
Did you see any of the following?
 
 
 
*On line 1: The second word appears to consist of fairly distinct
 
 
 
letters (Visitationis).
 
 
 
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The third word also appears to contain fairly distinct letters (Maria).
 
 
 
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The fifth figure appears to be a number (2), followed by the word (July).
 
 
 
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*On line 2, the third word , appears to begin with the capital letter “D.”
 
 
 
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*On line 3, in the fifth word , some letters appear to be similar to the word
 
 
 
on line 1.
 
 
 
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*On line 5, the first word appears to be similar to on line 2.
 
 
 
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'''b.''' If you cannot read a word, '''go to step ''“2. Decipher unknown letters''.”'''
 
 
 
If you think that you can read a word, '''go to step “''5. Compare complete/incomplete words with words in'''''
 
 
 
'''''the Word Lists.''”'''
 
 
 
<br>'''''As needed, '''study the sample church and census records in the back of this guide.''
 
 
 
{{Place|Denmark}}
 
 
 
[[Category:Denmark|Handwriting]] [[Category:Handwriting]]
 

Latest revision as of 22:39, 27 April 2017

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Denmark Gotoarrow.png Handwriting

FamilySearch offers free online lessons about reading old Danish handwriting:

  1. Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 1: Scandinavian Gothic Letters
  2. Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 2: Names, Words, and Dates
  3. Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 3: Handwritten Records

See also; Parish Register Headings and The Gothic Alphabet.