Need help with old documents?

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TRanslation / Palaeography.

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What is Palaeography?

Palaeography (UK) or paleography (US; ultimately from Greek: παλαιός, palaiós, «old», and γράφειν, graphein, «to write») is the study of ancient and historical handwriting (that is to say, of the forms and processes of writing; not the textual content of documents). Included in the discipline is the practice of deciphering, reading, and dating historical manuscripts,[2] and the cultural context of writing, including the methods with which writing and books were produced, and the history of scriptoria. Source: Wikipedia.

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  1. Latin. 11th century. Enchiridion de fide, spes et caritate; Liber questionum.
  2. 1523. Castilian Spanish. Dispute between the Lord of Olmillos and his niece.
  3. French. Versailles. 1696.
  4. Andalusian Spanish. 18th century. Last Will of a Knight of the Order of Santiago (Original). Private Collection.


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Start with a free evaluation of the documents that need to be translated or the palaeography that you need by calling us at or writing an e-mail to

We will carefully listen to you and review your information and requirements. The work begins after the client approves the fee and the agenda with the deadline. 50% is required to begin working and 50% before delivering the work.

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A project manager is assigned directly to you and you will be informed of the status of your project.

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We begin the project according to agenda, once we are finished we will inform you. This also includes the translation to another language in case you requested it during the first step.

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You will receive a detailed and professional palaeography of the documents you presented in a PDF file.

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English, Spanish, German, French, Latin and Italian.

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why hire the services of iags?

Our genealogists have at least 10 years of experience with professional cases including difficult ones and sometimes discovering information that has been released in books. We have major experience in Quality Management Audits which has proven useful in the field of family research and how to deliver a high quality service. We base our research in primary sources specially those hard to find documents or those that are not available online. We have more than 10 years of experience in the palaeography of documents from the 15th century onwards.[/vc_column_text][gem_textbox][/gem_textbox][gem_table style=»3″]

cost (Starting from)
Palaeography €40 per page.
Translation to the languages specified above             €20 per page.

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If you have any questions please write us at

The final costs depend on the complexity of the document. We evaluate the handwriting, the physical integrity of the manuscript, the ink and the dating of said documents.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]