This course directs students in studying the parish registers of France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. Students should be proficient with reading the old handwriting and understanding what is contained in the records, and how to use these records for genealogical and historical research purposes. Prerequisite: Paleography 240

Text:  Deciphering Handwriting in German Documents, Analyzing German, Latin, and French in Vital Records Written in Germany. 2nd Edition, by Roger P Minert. Contact GRT Publications at to order your textbook and Romance Language Packet - obtained from your instructor.