to the companion site for OLD-ENGLISH, a RootsWeb mailing list for genealogists, family and local historians and others involved in deciphering and interpreting old British records. OEL is about old handwriting, unfamiliar or obsolete words, abbreviations, Latin terms, old dates, money, measures and more. The records are usually primary sources such as wills, letters, deeds, census and parish records, gravestones, etc., but terms and references from secondary sources -- personal titles, occupations, names and such -- are also discussed.
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