The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon is proud to present
Ron Arons - author and genealogist.
This presentation will cover both document examination and graphology. The former is the more accepted discipline of comparing questioned samples with known handwriting samples.
For decades courts have allowed document analysis as evidence in probate cases, etc. Graphology is the more questionable "art" of trying to determine personality characteristics and behavior based on the analysis of signatures and handwriting in general. Although a "soft science" graphology has some merit. Examples of both how document examination and graphology can be used in genealogical research will be provided. Also, various software packages and books that can help understand these two topics will be discussed.
Sponsor: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon