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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Where to Find Handmarks

Jan asked
Is there an example of Switzerland handmarks available?

Olive Tree Answer: Hello Jan, Interesting question! Usually you find handmarks in official documents. Remember, handmarks were used in place of signatures. So look for any documents that required a signature - marriages, contracts, land deeds, military papers, and so on. You might want to read Ancestor Handmarks Revisited and Learn about Hand Marks - Elaborate Symbols that Replace an Ancestor's Signature

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