Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.

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 Details

Event Begins 04-Jun-2018 7:00 pm
Event Ends 04-Jun-2018 8:15 pm
Registration Ends 02-Jun-2018 11:55 pm
Price $15.00
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 S Lumpkin St Athens, GA 30602 United States
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
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