Author Topic: Link: Resources for Reading 16th to 19th Century Handwriting  (Read 13827 times)

Offline brianz

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Link: Resources for Reading 16th to 19th Century Handwriting
« on: Friday 17 February 12 11:12 GMT (UK) »
As I was  transcribing some old wills I found this site for the recognition of old handwiting thought it might be useful

Can it please be moved to the Resources section

Thanks

http://web.archive.org/web/20120509022051/http://www.genealogia.fi/faq/faq031e.htm
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Re: Resource for 16th to 19thC Handwriting
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 February 12 03:11 GMT (UK) »
NICE! Just what I'd been searching for. Thanks for posting this, brianz :D

There's another one here, but not as good.
 http://www.rootschat.com/links/0k9s/   

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Re: Resource for 16th to 19thC Handwriting
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 February 12 10:51 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Brianz.
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Re: Resource for 16th to 19thC Handwriting
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 18 February 12 12:17 GMT (UK) »
You're welcome
Hannam in London, Nottinghamshire and Sheffield
Collins in Staffordshire
Brackenbury, Gurnell and Willson in Lincolnshire and now Nottinghamshire
Marples in Derbyshire and Yorkshire
Heginbotham in Derbyshire

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Re: Resource for 16th to 19thC Handwriting
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 18 February 12 14:11 GMT (UK) »
Really useful, thanks Brianz.
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Re: Resource for 16th to 19thC Handwriting
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 10 March 12 15:09 GMT (UK) »

Thanks both. Two good links. I particularly like that both provide examples
of different variants. Hopefully an admin will update the resources post on
this board, but have added them to my favourites in case not.

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Re: Resource for 16th to 19thC Handwriting
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 13 September 12 19:41 BST (UK) »
May I add this one? that I just found while looking at a question in this forum:

Early Modern Handwriting: Alphabets
http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/ceres/ehoc/alphabets.html
"The links to individual letter-forms contain illustrations drawn from the manuscripts collected on this site, and present roughly chronological accounts of the letters as they appear in English documents between 1500 and 1700."

Click on each upper-case or lower-case letter, in the boxes on the left and right, to see several examples of each, excerpted from actual documents. I found it very useful.

edit -- oops, I see that site is in berlin-bob's thread -- but the link above goes directly to the page for accessing samples, so I'll leave this post, as the site and that page deserve special mention for their usefulness, I think. ;)
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Re: Resource for 16th to 19thC Handwriting
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 13 September 12 22:39 BST (UK) »
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Re: Resource for 16th to 19thC Handwriting
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 18 September 12 12:51 BST (UK) »
For Ancestry subscribers they recently added a text call Court Hand restored - very good help
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