13 October 2014
Do You Collect Ancestral Signatures?
This is the 1716 signature of Lydia Sargent of Malden, Mass., There are times when comparing signatures can help to connect two individuals with the same name in different locations. And there are times when it is simply interesting to have an image of an ancestor's signature when pictures of that person are not available. Not all of our ancestors were literate, sometimes illiterate people left behind marks or signatures, and ancestors with no property likely didn't leave behind a signature at all. But it's worth a look.
Posted by Bubba