Help deciphering some old handwriting?
May 3, 2011 1:53 PM Subscribe
Deciphering old handwriting...please hope me.
posted by cowboy_sally to writing & language (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
is my great-grandmother's birth certificate. Those arrows are pointing to her father's given name and her mother's maiden name and given name. For the life of me, I can't figure out what these names are. Can you?
What I think:
-My gggrandfather's name (on the left) might be Antonio, but there seems to be too many letters.
-My gggrandmother's surname seems to be Petulla'.
Any educated guesses or resource recommendations are most welcome!
(For reference, here's another birth certificate
written in the same hand. I've been comparing the letters to this wiki entry
at FamilySearch.org, but haven't found any close matches.)