Do any of you have family FRAKTUR documents?
A cool slideshow of FamilySearch FRAKTUR documents
of interest to Family Researchers.
Fraktur is a highly artistic and elaborate illuminated folk art created by the Pennsylvania Dutch, named after the Fraktur script associated with it. Most Fraktur were created between 1740 and 1860.
Fraktur drawings were executed in ink and/or watercolors and are found in a wide variety of forms: the Vorschriften (writing samples), the Taufscheine (birth and baptismal certificates), marriage and house blessings, book plates, and floral and figurative scenes. The earlier Fraktur were executed entirely by hand, while printed text became increasingly common in later examples. Common artistic motifs in Fraktur include birds (distelfinks), hearts, and tulips, as well as blackletter (Fraktur) and italic calligraphy.
Also check out:
A cool collection of Revolutionary War family records -- many of them in the Fraktur Style
Ephrata PA FRaktur
John Powers Fraktur
@Dennis J Yancey I sent you a PM on this.0