Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Scottish Handwriting

We genealogists (amateur and professional) have all experienced the joy of finally locating the document we need. Whether it’s online or in an archive, that sense of joy and achievement can soon dissipate when you open the document to realise you cannot read a single page. You may even be sitting there wondering what language it is in!

Never fear, help is at hand! www.scottishhandwriting.com is a free website to help you learn how to read Scottish handwriting from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The free tutorial you will find on this website will help you learn to read older documents. There are tests so that you can see how well you are doing and helpful background information so that you can understand what you are reading. 

Of course if you are still struggling, get in touch and we can help you out with sections of a document or make a full transcription for you: www.scottishindexes.com

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