Researchers urged to learn to read ancient handwriting

Genealogy researchers are being urged to take part in classes offering tips on how to decipher centuries-old handwriting.

Organisers at the Scottish Genealogy Society said they had put together a programme of family history classes which go beyond birth, marriage and death information, and teach students how to understand documents dating back to the 18th century.

The classes will be held at the Family History Centre in Victoria Terrace. To sign up, see