October 26 - Get help deciphering old hand writing. See <www.amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/oldhand.html> and check out Kip Sperry's Reading Early American Handwriting (Genealogical Publishing Co.).
I have to admit this is my hard task. Some hand writing is very difficult to read. Now that alot of old documents are available online, I come across old hand writing even more. My tip: Transcribe old documents and leave the transcribition with the document, this way you won't have to struggle with the old hand writing more than once per document.