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Reading and Transcribing American Colonial Handwriting

July 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am 12:30 pm EDT

As we continue to provide our normal meetings, just in a virtual environment, we will follow this program:

10:00 – 10:15 – Opening remarks and general society news
10:15 – 10:45 – DNA Special Interest Group
10:45 – 10:55 – Break
10:55 – 11:00 – Door prize, recap general society news 
11:00 – 12:00 – Featured speaker – Janice Sellers

Program description:

Understanding the way letters were made and evolved between the 1600’s and the 1860’s can turn the illegible into the readable. This class identifies those logical changes and discusses generally accepted rules for transcribing original records into typescript.

Our Speaker


Janice M. Sellers

Janice Sellers is related to actor Peter Sellers and to John of Gaunt, son of a king and father of a king. At least that’s what her grandparents told her. Unfortunately, they were both wrong, but that’s why she has been researching her family for 45 years and is now a professional genealogist who is …

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