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    DescriptionGenealogists and local historians have probably seen every birth, marriage, death and census record available, and are adept at using the internet for research. However, once they have learnt everything they can from them, the next step is reading and understanding older documents. These can be hard to find (not many are online), are often written in challenging handwriting and use legal and other unfamiliar terms. Some will be in Latin, antiquated English or Scots. Readers need to be able to understand the nature and intent of a range of documents as well as the palaeography (the handwriting) and orthography (the 'shape' of the contents). In Understanding Documents for Genealogy and Local History, Dr Bruce Durie, the celebrated author of Scottish Genealogy, details how to find and comprehend documents from 1560 to the 1860s - wills, testaments, contracts, indentures and charters, land records (retours, sasines and manorial custumals), personal letters, official records, Church papers, trust dispositions, deeds and others. Also covered are the complexities of dates, numbers, calendars, measurements and money, abbreviations, transcription conventions, letter-forms and glossaries. A Latin primer completes the tool kit the genealogist and family historian will need to further their research.


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    Title
    Understanding Documents for Genealogy & Local History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bruce Durie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,000 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752464640
    ISBN 10: 0752464647
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBTG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 929
    Abridged Dewey: 929
    LC classification: CS
    BISAC V2.8: REF013000
    DC23: 929.1
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHTG, WQY
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    BRUCE DURIE is course director for genealogical studies at the University of Strathclyde. He presents the genealogy programme Digging Up Your Roots on BBC Radio Scotland and is the author of numerous books, including Scottish Genealogy (THP, 2009, 2010). He lives in Edinburgh.