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Help with reading old documents

I just wanted to share with you some resources from the National Archives for those of you using primary sources for your research. Reading and interpreting old documents can be a challenge in many different ways, so here are some resources you should find useful, just click on the links:

  • Beginners' Latin - Latin 1086 – 1733: a practical online tutorial for beginners.
  • Advanced Latin - A step-by-step online tutorial with 12 lessons to teach medieval Latin to an advanced level.
  • Palaeography : reading old handwriting 1500 - 1800 - A practical online tutorial.
  • Latin Palaeography - This online tutorial will help you learn to read the handwriting found in documents written in Latin between 1086 and 1500.
  • Currency Coverter - Use our online currency converter to find out how old prices compare with new. It's a bit out of date, using 2005 prices, but it gives you an idea.
  • Roman numerals - Learn how to read Roman numerals with this quick guide.

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  1. L

    Thank you so much for this very helpful info!

  2. M

    Great resources. Thank you so much!

    1. C - Post Author

      That’s ok, I’m glad you found it helpful.

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Help with reading old documents