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24-02-19, 18:10
I have 4 pages of newspaper obituaries in Finnish from the early 1900s. They were in a Finnish newspaper I believe in Oregon. They are in some kind of script or caligraphy I cannot find so I can translate. I can figure out a few odd letters because I recognize the word. A letter that looks like an odd f is actually an s. Does anyone have this alphabet so I can translate?

Jaska Sarell
24-02-19, 20:54
Maybe this helps: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraktur

:) Jaska

June Pelo
24-02-19, 22:00
Here's a guide to reading Gothic handwriting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL0wFoBaCXs&list=PL4XDnwh1kxJE8VUy4ctN34qMorCfvBPK4&index=3&fbclid=IwAR0hQgMW3bsFadZCw2taBaq53WQaMsyYWtxhAv4qU eLRjLjj6OKZn7rwS50&app=desktop

25-02-19, 17:08
Thank you. I have this one and it has helped alot but there are words that are not quite right. I am breaking down the long words into sections to find out the first meaning and what was added.

25-02-19, 17:09
Thank you. This is added help. The obituaries that are regular typing are not exactly easy but better than the ones in the 'fancier' print.