Slavic Language Handwriting and Documents

Slavic Language Handwriting and Documents
Interpretation of handwriting in vernacular scripts in the Slavic language areas of Eastern Europe, sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, in family history sources.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtContact Department
 ProgramsContaining HIST 423
Course Outcomes

Historical Research

Students will be able to explain and use fundamental genealogical resources and methodologies for Slavic research.

Critical Analysis

Students will evaluate, analyze, and corroborate genealogical information from both original and compiled sources. Students will know and use established citation standards.

Research on individuals

Students will explain how various peices of information are combined in order to trace the same individual over various records and across the lifespan.

Linking generations

Students will demonstrate how evidence is used to prove the links between generations.


Students will improve their skills in Slavic paleography.