Sooner or later, every family historian has to tackle the challenge of deciphering old handwriting. This course will look at the structure of documents from the 17-19th centuries, which are of most use to family historians, and teach attendees how to read the various handwriting styles used. Examples of handwriting and documents will be provided.
Joan Dils, course tutor, is a well-known local historian in Berkshire and President of the Berkshire Local History Association. She taught history and local history for the schools of continuing education at both Reading and Oxford Universities.
The courses comprises of three sessions, on Saturdays March 5th, 12th & 19th.
All sessions run from 11am – 1pm.
Pre-booking is required because full joining instructions will be emailed in advance. Bookings close one day before the event.
About Berkshire Family History Society
This course is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity, number 283010.