My Daddy's WWII Journals

We have come across my late father's WWII (unauthorized) journals, written in Gregg Shorthand.  He transcribed some shortly after he came back, equaling 10 typewritten pages, but the rest remain untranscribed.  I never took any sort of shorthand, but am relatively intelligent and love a good puzzle.  With the aid of the transcribed pages and a Gregg Shorthand book, am I going to be able to get anywhere at all with these journals?  Do I need to find a class in Gregg, assuming there are any?  Any advice would be extremely welcome.  Thanks.

(by allowaygirl for everyone)