Gothic handwriting – 2

In the last “installment” of this “course” I promised to be back with more. I have gone through some records from the first part of the 1700s and tried to recognise the letters there. As we see, the letters are much more difficult to read than in the illustration I shared in the first installment.

Gotisk alfabet

As you can see, for some of the letters I have added different versions. I am sorry to say that for most of the letters, many more versions could have been added. Let us take some time and study this illustration. If you want to follow me in my quest for better understanding of Gothic handwriting, be sure to check the third installment.

2 thoughts on “Gothic handwriting – 2

  • July 24, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Could you possibly read last names of parents of an ancestor if I sent you a file? I can not match up the writing with the gothic letters. The parents of Ingeborg Engelsdatter in 1745 of web site.

    • August 5, 2019 at 12:38 pm

      Hello again Ron

      I am sorry I didn’t notice that you actually had provided a link to the churchbook. The parents of Ingeborg are Engels Syverson and Britha Christophersdotter.


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