French Handwriting

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Online Tutorials for French Handwriting on Learning Center[edit | edit source]

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Many resources exist that will help you read French records. One of these is the Reading Handwritten Records Series of free online classes available at FamilySearch. It includes tutorials on

Reading French Handwritten Records Lesson 1: The French Alphabet
Reading French Handwritten Records Lesson 2: Key Words and Phrases
Reading French Handwritten Records Lesson 3: Reading French Records.

BYU Script Tutorial for Reading French[edit | edit source]

French Records Extraction Manual[edit | edit source]

  • The website housing these PDF files is currently down for maintenance.

Another resource is the French Records Extraction Manual, Full Manual. Much more is covered, but these first four lessons are especially useful.

Section One Section Two Section Three Section Four Section Five Section Six: Answers

Appendix A: French Occupations List

Appendix B: Common Abbreviations

Appendix C: Answers to Self-Evaluation Exercises