5 Tips for Deciphering Handwritten Documents

Bryna O’Sullivan
Dec 6, 2023
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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1 - Get a New Copy
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2 - Invert and Zoom
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3 - Edit the Copy
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4 - Look for Other Examples
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5 - Learn Boilerplate
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6 - Try Some Samples
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Reading handwritten documents can be one of the most challenging aspects of genealogical research. This webinar will offer five tips from a genealogical translator to help you make those hard to read words understandable.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Bryna O’Sullivan is a Connecticut based professional genealogist and French to English genealogical translator. As proprietor of Charter Oak Genealogy, she specializes i
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  1. RC
    Rebecca Corson
    6 months ago

    Great presentation. I wish I had this when I was taking my Paleography class. Gave me some ideas on how to work with difficult to read documents.

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    William Robinson
    6 months ago

    This is a good one

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  3. DC
    Debbie Cravens
    6 months ago

    Great Webinar clearly presented. Oftentimes things presented in these webinars are things we already know or have thought about, but never tried. Bryna gave us some great tips to get started.

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  4. TM
    Terri Murray
    6 months ago

    I appreciate Bryna’s well organized webinar and her speech cadence and inflection. These elements made for a pleasant and efficient learning experience. Thank you!

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    Ola Gervits
    6 months ago

    Thank you so much I will try to establish those tips on archive documents in Russian and Yiddish languages. Best Regards. Ola

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    Deborah Getter
    6 months ago

    Great webinar, brought up good tips on diciphering handwriting.

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    Norm Talbot
    6 months ago

    Good presentation with many fine examples for a difficult subject.

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  8. MK
    Merrell Kenworthy
    6 months ago

    Good tips. I have used most of these tips over the 40 years that I have been doing genealogy, but it is nice to be reminded of techniques to try.

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