Handwriting & Spelling
Explore the basic guidelines for reading the Old Spanish Script.
Learn about the common challenges faced when trying to read and interpret old handwritten Hispanic documents.
Transcribe words or passages and receive feedback to help you improve your reading skills.
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How to Use This Website
Welcome to the Spanish Script Tutorial, created by the Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University. This tutorial will guide you in reading christening and marriage records written in Spanish. It is designed to present basic principles, examples, and practice exercises which will enable you to identify specific parts and characteristics of old handwritten documents. In the navigation bar on the right, you will find quick links to sections 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 and bottom of each page.
If you experience any difficulties with this site, or if you have any suggestions for improvements, please send us a message on the Suggestions & Feedback page.