How to read the handwriting and records of early America: the reading and interpretation of the handwriting, symbols, abbreviations, legal terminology, etc. as found in original records and on microfilm. For researchers in American genealogy
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abbreviation administrator aforesaid American records Anno Domini Archibald G Archives archivist capital census schedules CERTIFICATE CHAPTER chattels and credits Chester County CHURCH RECORDS clerk codicil colonial America Copy teste corner thence court records creek thence deceased deed dower downward stroke duplication early America England example fee simple Frederick County given name GLOSSARY grant guardian hand HANDWRITING and RECORDS hereditaments hundred John John Penn Latin letter Library of Congress loop manuscript writing marriage Mary microfilm microfilm reading negative copy Note ords orphan paper patent person Philadelphia photocopies Plate poles positive copy Prince George PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY probate Randolph County reading machines references researcher Samuel Sarah scribe script seal signature Signed spelling surnames testator Thomas H tion unto usually wife William witness word writ written