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18 April 2009

Learn the Foreign Language Script

Remember that there is more to reading records in a foreign language than simply learing the vocabulary. Foreign language records are often written in a different script and that letter that looks like an "L" may actually be a "B." There are script guides on a variety of how-to websites. The Family Search Site ( has online images to scripts from several countries in their section of research helps. Checking out the appropriate country's page on Cyndislist ( or her page on handwriting may also locate links to pages to help you read the handwriting.

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