Learning how to decipher old handwriting styles can be one of the most satisfying skills that a family historian can develop. Being able to clearly understand and transcribe the details of an old will, a court proceeding, or an old family letter can turn your family history into a magical story. Richard Rands will discuss how to read Court hand, the predominant format used in old legal documents. You will learn about obsolete characters, ligatures, and old abbreviation methods. His examples will increase your ability to read old documents in a way that will astonish you.