Saturday, October 12, 2013

Czech Cursive Handwriting Examples from 1600-1935

My cousin in Řepiště shared two extremely useful PDF documents with me. They have handwriting examples in Czech script and how it has changed through the years. These are especially useful in Czech research when dealing with letters with hačeks. There are many German current script examples floating around the internet, but far fewer Czech examples with letters like č and ř, and the common ch combination shape. I think it would be wonderful to create a resource that shows examples of these letters in the context of words, because that is how you will actually be deciphering them. However, this is better than nothing, and I have relied on them often enough to know that other researchers will probably use them, too.

So, I decided to share them. You can access them from the following links. If you have problems, feel free to email me and I can send them to you as an attachment.
I have also added these links to the "Resources" tab of this blog, under "Handwriting Helps" for you easy access. Enjoy!


  1. Thanks, these look great. Be aware it appears one must be signed into Google in order to access,

    Thanks, Tom

  2. Interesting write-up! Writing is an art form that reaches a multitude of people from all walks of life, different

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  3. Thanks this is just what I needed!