Can you read shorthand? I certainly cannot.
Shorthand testimony was taken in regards to the naturalization of Jane Alice Donald in Adams County, Illinois, in 1921. The material appears with other loose naturalization-related documents from Adams County, Illinois.
It’s not often I discover this much shorthand in a record–let alone an entire record written in shorthand. It serves as a reminder that we can easily encounter handwriting we cannot read in virtually any record–even when most of other materials are written in a script with which we are familiar.
I’m not related to Jane. I merely stumbled across this item while searching for something else. It is located in “Naturalization related papers, cases 1-414, ca. 1830-1918” from Adams County, Illinois, as micofilmed by FamilySearch.
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