While visiting the courthouses and looking for records dated back in the 1800s, one of the hardest things to learn is how to read the documents. It is nothing legal in nature; it's their handwriting. We will put up some documents for you to practice reading. Their handwriting can also make the document hard to read on microfilm. It sometimes is best to read them from the books. All documents are PDF's all safe to open.
We have picked several old documents for you to practice on. However most are about land deals, which you will be running across in the courthouses.