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Palæography and Latin

Borthwick Wallet Medieval Latin Documents, Diocesan Records

Borthwick Wallet Medieval Latin Documents, Diocesan Records

(1979)

Copies of original documents and their translation enable the user to practice palaeography and gain experience of the types of documents they may use as they research their family history.

£4.00

Examples of English Handwriting

Examples of English Handwriting

H. Grieve (1981)

Probably the best value book for those wishing to improve their ability to read old handwriting. It includes a wide range of photographs of original documents, a transcription and a translation if the original is in Latin.

£6.00

Examples of English Handwriting 1550-1650

Examples of English Handwriting 1550-1650

W.S.B Buck (1965)

The book uses examples from the parish register of Froome Selwood in Somerset to illustrate the different forms of handwriting used in the period.

£5.95

How Heavy, How Much, How Long

How Heavy, How Much, How Long

C. Chapman (1999)

Thousands of units of weight, money and other measures used in the past throughout the British Isles are set out in over 100 tables with explanatory text and their relationships to each other and to modern units of measurement. There are chapters on general numeration, length, area, volume and capacity, weight and mass, money (including slang terms) and metric units. Such information is invaluable for anyone studying wills, inventories, accounts, letters and journals, surveys and maps. The index to the tables includes goods which were commonly measured and the units by which they were quantified.

£5.00

Latin for Local and Family Historians

Latin for Local and Family Historians

D. Stuart (1995)

Deals with structure, grammar and vocabulary to equip the reader to handle Latin in all types of documents.

£14.99

Latin for Local History

Latin for Local History

E.A. Gooder (1982)

After dealing with the basic grammar of Latin it then examines the structure and vocabulary of the records used in local and family research, including parish registers, marriage licences and bonds, episcopal visitations, church court records, wills etc..

£17.99

Making Sense of Latin Documents for Family and Local Historians

Making Sense of Latin Documents for Family and Local Historians

B. Westcott (2014)

The stated aim of the book is to set out and translate the basic form of the most useful and most common Latin documents, enabling the genealogist to identify and get the most out of them. It is not a guide to reading old handwriting or translating Latin. Examples of documents covered in this book include Parish Registers, Wills, Probates, Inventories, Intestacy, Citations, Interrogatories, Definitive Sentences or Final Decrees, Excommunication, Writs, Inquisitions Post Mortem, Land Deeds, Final Concords, Recovery of Seisin, and Copyholds and Surrenders

£7.50

Old Title Deeds

Old Title Deeds

N.W. Alcock (1994)

Explains the use and value of under-rated documents which make up the bulk of surviving sources.

£14.99

Reading the Past:  Medieval Handwriting

Reading the Past: Medieval Handwriting

P.M. Hoskin & S.L. Slinn (2004)

Copies of original documents and their translations enable the user to practice palaeography and gain experience of the types of documents they may use as they research their family history.

£9.50

Reading the Past: 16th & 17th Century Handwriting Series

Reading the Past: 16th & 17th Century Handwriting Series

P.M. Hoskin & S.L. Slinn (2002)

An excellent practical guide for those wishing to improve their palaeography skills. The book contains copies of original documents and their translation which enable the user to practise palaeography and gain experience of the types of documents they may use as they research their family history.

£9.50

Secretary Hand ABC Book

Secretary Hand ABC Book

A. Ison

A guide to reading old documents with different examples of each letter, words, sections of documents and abbreviations.

£3.95

Words from Wills and Other Probate Records

Words from Wills and Other Probate Records

S.A. Raymond (2004)

A useful glossary of words you may find reading old documents.

£8.50

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