An article by Myra Vanderpool Gormley. 'American folk art has become more and more popular over the years, and frakturs have become a particular favorite among collectors. These illustrated manuscripts, which are drawn with pen and ink and embellished with vivid colors, are not just nice to look at they can provide a wealth of genealogical information to researchers.'
In addition to essays and descriptive material, the site features two research projects: an inventory of fraktur artists identified in the secondary literature and a bibliography of published resources on fraktur.
From the National Archives and Records Administration. Enter the word fraktur in the first keyword box to view 113 documents from the case files of Pension and Bounty-Land Warrants based on Revolutionary War Service. These frakturs are they are beautifully scanned examples and show that our ancestors also appreciated their genealogical value.