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Latin for Beginners

David Smith introduces you to the Latin used in England, before 1733, to record routine events in the lives of ordinary people.

In England, before 1733, many documents recording routine events in the lives of ordinary people were written in Latin, but not the sort you may have learned at school.

In this full-day interactive workshop, David Smith introduces you to this type of Latin. David covers the following:
- a short and simple explanation of basic grammar
- examples of probate and manorial records
- straightforward early deeds
- how to convert dates expressed as feast days and regnal years into modern style dates.

Your takeaway pack includes tables of abbreviations and roman numerals.

Important: You do NOT need to be able to read old handwriting. Spaces limited.

This is a full-day course.


Mr David Smith | talks


Date and Time:

29 August 2015 at 10:30 am


Full Day



Society of Genealogists
14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
020 7553 3290

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