Reading the Original
Jackie Depelle imparts to us hints and tips for deciphering old documents.
How difficult can it be to read a few lines on a census page, or the details on a certificate? The answer is — very! Then, of course, there are Parish Registers — most recently in English, before we head back into Latin entries — not forgetting Probate records, Parish Chest documents and Manorial documents, that often present such a challenge. Let’s take a look at the techniques we can employ, as well as the extensive help and guidance, both in print and on online. Turning squiggles into words can be fun – honestly!
Jackie is a specialist Family History tutor,
1782: Certificate given by Horatio Nelson
She'll talk to us over Zoom, but the venue remains the Fromus Centre, Saxmundham,
at 2:30pm on Monday, 18th March.
Members as usual @ £1.00, Visitors welcome @ £3.00 including tea/coffee and biscuits.
No need to book – just turn up. Good, free car-parking.
Paid-up members can also 'attend' over Zoom by following the email sent earlier that day.