- Add to your Book of Me an example of your handwriting.
- Share some examples of your ancestors - parents, Grandparents, etc
- Has your handwriting changed over time?
- Perhaps include some samples of younger generations?
- In this digital age our descendants will marvel at our handwriting for very different reasons when compared to us marvelling at our ancestors handwriting. We take for granted that we can probably write. That in the past was not a given right.
On my mother's side, at the moment, I do not have any handwriting samples except for my mother's. However, I am looking into getting some paperwork (declaration of intention and deeds) which I am hoping that will have some handwriting after my great grandparents started to live in the US. This is because before this, my family, on both sides, was trying to survive rather than being killed because of the wars and having their countries be overrun by other countries. Education and writing was not high on their list of things to do.
This being said, so far I do have a copy of my Great Grandfather, Apolonius Jagodzinski, WW2 Registration card which he had to sign.
Sample of my mother, Jo Ann Gauquie Schmitz, handwriting:
|My mother wrote this in 1989 on Jo Ann's schedule for school.|
My grandmother, Jean Wojtkowska Schmitz, actually signed one of the Christmas cards a few years before her death.
My father, Matthew Gerald Schmitz, signature on a recent Christmas card.
My handwriting has changed over time. Please see the different years as examples.
|1982 or 1983 - Report on Space and Space Travel|
|Mid 1980s - Report on immigration old and new|
|1994 - Instructions during college for a presentation. Even today in 2014, my handwriting still looks the same.|