Welcome to the enhanced BYU Script Tutorial. This website offers guidance in the
deciphering of documents written in handwriting styles or alphabets no longer in general use.
It concentrates on alphabets used between 1500 and 1800 in western Europe.
Currently it offers instruction in English, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese;
Latin and eastern European languages will be added in the future.

With the generous support of the David O. McKay Grant and the College of Family, Home and
Social Science Teaching Initiative Grant, BYU Family History faculty and students will be expanding and refining the Script Tutorial over the course of 2014.


Work on the Script Tutorial will continue throughout 2014,
please "Pardon Our Dust" as we make these revisions.