Jenny Potter researcher for south west England
Genealogical and historical researcher, and lecturer.
Early research is my speciality. The language and the handwriting can seem very daunting when you have no experience of it. Many personal documents are available in the county record offices; these can include wills, property deeds; even letters and diaries. Online catalogues may reveal the existence of these treasures but the items themselves can usually only be accessed by a researcher making a personal visit.
Experience and local knowledge are often essential to interpret the information contained in this material. A photocopy or a photograph will allow you to see the original and from that I can make a modern transcript to help you read it.