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Webinar Wednesday: Interpreting old handwriting

July 17 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

$15 – $20

Palaeography is the study of ancient and historical handwriting. For many family historians, being able to decipher the handwriting in wills, letters and other documents will often lead to important information about family members.

In this webinar, you will explore resources that can help you learn how to read and properly understand handwritten documents encountered while researching your ancestors. Find out how handwriting styles changed over time and learn about the letters, marks and inserts in a variety of documents.  You will be given a range of strategies to help you decipher what is in your documents and correctly extract evidence to extend your family information.

Presenter: Cathie Sherwood

Passionate about history and addicted to family history, Cathie has been researching her Irish, English and Scottish ancestors for over forty-five years. Cathie currently holds the role of Education Coordinator as well as working as a library assistant one day a week and presenting courses for GSQ. She has managed her own consultancy business and worked in universities for over twenty years, as a lecturer in information technology and education, retiring as an Associate Professor. Cathie has recently completed the Society of Australian Genealogists’ Certificate in Genealogical Research and will commence the Society’s Diploma in Family Historical Studies in 2019. In addition, she holds a Master’s degree in Education (by research), two graduate diplomas in information technology, a Bachelor of Arts degree and a 3 year Diploma in Teaching.


July 17
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$15 – $20
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