NGS Introduces New Course: Studying Previous Handwriting

 

NGS Introduces New On-line Course: Studying Previous Handwriting

The Nationwide Genealogical Society launched at present the most recent course in its Continuing Genealogical Studies sequence, Reading Old Handwriting. This illustrated course is important for everybody researching their household tree. It presents household historians tricks to perceive hard-to-read handwriting in paperwork resembling wills and deeds. Its apply workout routines train the right way to learn and interpret handwritten land information, probate information, and, after all, your ancestors’ private letters.

NGS Schooling Director Angela McGhie states, “…the power to learn outdated handwriting is a foundational ability for understanding lots of the paperwork household historians uncover of their analysis. With the ability to learn outdated handwriting is step one in decoding genealogically related information. Our new course Reading Old Handwriting enhances NGS’s course, Transcribing, Extracting, and Abstracting Genealogical Documents, which was launched in June 2020.”

The course guides genealogists via ten modules. Each module has a number of hands-on workout routines to assist household historians develop experience in studying paperwork from quite a lot of places and time intervals. Course writer Carla S. Cegielski is a contract genealogical researcher and writer of the Tech Suggestions column within the quarterly NGS Journal.

For extra data and to register, go to Reading Old Handwriting on NGS’s website.