52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge 29 – Handwriting

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 29

Practice reading handwriting. Deciphering the penmanship of our ancestors is an exercise in patience, but this is a great skill to have in your genealogy tool box. Kimberly Powell has some good suggestions and links on deciphering handwriting. To get some hands-on experience, look at an old census page and try to transcribe the first and last names of each person on the page. If you do not have access to census pages, go this Family Search Records page, click “Browse Images,” and select a census page on which to practice. If you have a genealogy blog, write down your experiences with this challenge or provide tips, links or book recommendations on this subject to your readers.

This challenge runs from Saturday, 17 July 2010 through Friday, 23 July 2010.

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Here are the latest posts from GeneaBloggers members on this week’s challenge:

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52 Weeks To Better Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty. Please include an attribution link if you participate.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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