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What the Heck Does That Say? Overcoming the Challenge of Difficult Handwriting

  • 5 Jun 2021
  • 1:30 PM
  • Webinar


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Our speaker will be Pam Vestal

One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in genealogy is the seemingly illegible handwriting in our ancestors’ records. Whether you struggle to navigate colonial penmanship that doesn’t even look like English or wrestle with contemporary documents that are poorly written, a few good strategies can make all the difference. We’ll look at more than 20 techniques to help you figure out what the chicken scratches on the page say as well as what the style of writing might reveal about our ancestors.  

Pam Vestal is a professional genealogist and speaker who has lectured nationally for FGS and NGS and regionally from coast to coast. Her articles have appeared in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and the FGS's Forum magazine.  Making her home in West Linn, Oregon, Pam is the owner of Generations Genealogy, LLC. 

Registration is required via the Chicago Genealogical Society website under Events. Registration will close 1 hour prior to the event. The webinar will take place virtually via ZOOM. All people registered will receive an email the morning of the event with log-in instructions and a link. This information is not to be shared.

Chicago Genealogical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Address: PO Box 1160, Chicago, IL  60690-1160

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