Yesterday, I got back to researching the history of this inscribed quilt. (Enlarge photo to see the names. The ink is fading away....) You can read the results of my research so far in a series of posts called History Comes to Life on a Quilt.
I've gotten most of my information via the ancestry.com website. Being able to look at all the original census documents is such a treat! Well, during my sleuthing yesterday, I came across the most gorgeous handwriting I've ever seen.
These are the twists and turns of research that are at first frustrating and then quite enjoyable! This time, it was a double enjoyment - one for the problem solved and one for the beauty of the handwriting that solved it.
The legibility and style of the handwriting on all these records varies greatly. This one is the blue ribbon winner as far as I'm concerned.