Saturday, January 29, 2011

27/365 Thursday, 01/27/2011

This is a letter written by Bill's great Uncle Reinhold to Bill's (maternal) grandmother Ottlilie Mann. (Reinhold's sister). It is written in script-a special cursive style that Germans used for many years before the more easily legible one came to be the standard. If I stare at it long enough I can read most of it. For some words I might to look at a key for what the letters looked like.

Genealogy is my new hobby. I am mainly interested in my own ancestors, but these old letters from Bill's family are interesting too. So I will work on both sides of the family.

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