Posted February 12, 2013 - 07:00 AM
Posted February 12, 2013 - 08:08 AM
You mentioned handwritten documents, which have a unique issue. Handwriting back then was VERY important. The Old English style had lots of scrolling and flourishments so they are Double-tuff to read. Particularly an "F" is indistinguishable from an "S" and some others. So if you have problems try reading by making some swaps. Also if you can determine the "general subject" of the sentence helps also. I had a a very clear handwritten letter (1821) that took me months to decipher. Most of my research centered on 1792 to 1835 and went 100 years from there. The older the tougher.
Posted February 12, 2013 - 10:58 AM
And yes unfortunately I did find some Lawyers in my background.
...could've been some back woods hillbillies making shine, just sayin' haha
Oh my wife is fourth cousins with Christie Brinkley
Posted February 13, 2013 - 04:16 AM