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Paleography: Interpreting Handwriting in Genealogical Research

English Scripts

These resources will help researchers to read and interpret English handwriting from the Middle English (circa 1150–1500) and early Modern English (circa 1500–1800) periods.

The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.

These websites contain text samples and other source materials.