Reading Old Norwegian Handwriting

When looking at old sources from Norway or even some from the US, reading the handwriting on official forms can be very difficult. There are several forms of script, as well as regional variations to make the job more confusing. The excellent FamilySearch.org wiki has an excellent primer on reading Norwegian handwriting, including some great examples.

Also, check out the pamphlet Scandinavian Records Extraction (PDF) on FamilySearch.org – there are many examples of written and printed letters.

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