Handwriting & Spelling
Explore the basic guidelines for reading the Old Italian Script.
Learn about the common challenges faced when trying to read and interpret old handwritten Italian documents.
Become familiar with phrases that are commonly used in the text of Catholic parish records.
Free tutorials that will help you learn basic Italian skills to aid in your reading of old Italian documents and more.
Italian Script Tutorial
About This Website
Benvenuti! Welcome to the Italian Script Tutorial created by the Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University. This tutorial will guide you in reading old Italian handwritten records. It is designed to present basic principles, examples, and practice exercises which will enable you to identify specific parts and characteristics of old record entries. To the right you will find quick links to some sections that may be of interest.
To navigate the pages of this site, click on any of the links on the left sidebar or click on the "Previous Page" / "Next Page" links at the top of each page.
If you experience any difficulties with this site, or if you have any suggestions for improvement, please send us a message on the Suggestions & Feedback page.