BASIC PORTUGUESE​ PALEOGRAPHY

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If you are interested in learning how to read old Portuguese handwriting for the purpose of extracting parish records, you may consult the Basic Portuguese Paleography manual. This resource provides basic principles, examples, and practice exercises. This manual was first published in 1978 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is now available for download on this website in PDF format.

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Introduction

Preliminary Pages 
Introduction
Chapter 1

Historical Notes
Chapter 2

The Alphabet
Chapter 3

Variations in Spelling
Chapter 4

Unfamiliar and Latin Terms
Chapter 5

Special Concerns
Chapter 6

Abbreviations
Chapter 7

Names and Naming Customs
Chapter 8

Transcription of Characters
Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography​

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