Parish Register (1596 A.D.)

This document is written in English and in the 'secretary script.'

The highlighted region reads, "The 27 day of September was married John Byddle and Mary Wylles."

This is a microfilm sample, typical of what you might find in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.


Marriage Allegation (1748 A.D.)

The marriage allegation is a record of two people's intention to marry. For each allegation, it is specified whether a prenuptual agreement was made, or simply an engagement was announced. It is crucial to discern the difference in order to maintain accurate records.

This document was written in English.

The highlighted region reads, "…solemnized between him the said Thomas Sherriff aged upwards of twenty four years a bachelor and Mary Allen of…"

This is a microfilm sample, typical of what you might find in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Marriage Bond (28 Jun 1777 A.D.)

This document was written in English. The bond is printed in 'court hand script,' and the names were printed in 'secretary script.'

The highlighted region reads, "…John Spilsbury of this parish of ------- in the county and diocese of Worcester, Yeoman and Thomas Jones of this……"

This is a microfilm sample, typical of what you might find in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

 

     
 

Genealogical research is made possible by the many records that were kept in the past. However, many historical documents can be difficult to interpret because the script used in the past differs greatly from what we see today. In order to ensure accurate and effective research, these documents must be interpreted, or transcribed, by a trained professional. Russell acquired this special skill during his education and has perfected it through his experience. Below are some examples of typical documents Russell transcribes for clients.

 
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
 
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