Today’s language is quite different from the daily language of our ancestors. Some words and their meanings have all but disappeared from the modern lexicon.
For the Genealogy Beginner this can make reading old documents confusing if not outright frustrating.
Archaic Genealogical References
Recently I was assisting a novice genealogist in transcribing a document from the 1600s that they had been working on for some time. A huge part of the problem they were facing stemmed from an Continue reading “The Language of Genealogy: Understanding Old Documents” »