Examples of
transcriptions of French
manuscripts from the 14th to the 19th century

Texte du 14ème siècle Texte du 15ème siècle Texte du 16ème siècle Texte du 17ème siècle Texte du 18ème siècle


These few lines are addressed to all those who are, at any given moment, confronted to reading documents, ancient manuscripts that they have discovered, and to understanding these texts which sometimes seem unreadable or even incomprehensible to them.

Thus, you try to read and reread, sometimes in vain, certain acts, thinking or knowing that they will be of great interest in the progress of your research, but you find that you remain unable to understand them completely and you have questions, or even doubts, about the reliability of your reading.

This is why  I undertook to create this site, to put you in touch with my experience, in order to bring you and share my knowledge in this matter : that is to say, to offer you contributions, or complete transcriptions of old acts which you may find difficult to understand.

I will respond to you as soon as possible.

Do not hesitate to contact me.

© Michel THOBIE - 2024


« Paleography »
It is the study of ancient writings

Another site by the same author :
 Genealogy REGNAULT de la Barre Saint-Juire (family from Vendée in France)



Transcriptions … Translations
texts, acts, documents, manuscripts, parchments from the 14th to the 19th century
by Michel Thobie professionnal paleographer

Texte du 19ème siècle Traduction / Transcription/ Expertise actes et manuscrits anciens Traducción / Transcripción / Conocimiento de documentos y manuscritos antiguos