Hacks and Hookers and Putting Up Pickles: Snares of Yesteryear’s English
Our ancestors used a vocabulary based on where they lived, when they lived there, and what they did. Their words reflect a world of skills, tools, apparel and customs that no longer exists. So the written records of any particular place and time and family contain a lot of words that are unfamiliar to 21st-century researchers. Deciphering the informational content of old records poses a challenge. Misinterpreting small words can lead to big mistakes. This entertaining (and participatory) lecture explores ways to arrive at an accurate understanding of what the old records really say.
|Event Begins||04-Jun-2018 7:00 pm|
|Event Ends||04-Jun-2018 8:15 pm|
|Registration Ends||02-Jun-2018 11:55 pm|
|Location||University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education|