Reading the Old German Handwriting Online Course
Learn to read the script of your ancestors and decipher your German documents!
Description: Learn to read the old German handwriting of your ancestors in this interactive and comprehensive course! Complete with flashcards, matching games, quizzes, vocabulary lists, and actual practice records, this course takes you from learning the handwritten alphabet to deciphering entire records. Best yet, the course is entirely self-paced and grants you life-time access – meaning you can come back and review anytime the genealogy bug bites!
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German Language for Genealogists Online Course
German for Genealogists is LIVE!
This highly-anticipated course teaches you the exact German language you need to know to work with your genealogy documents. While other German courses are great, they focus on teaching you the modern German you need to converse in Germany in the 21st century.
This new course, German for Genealogists, will teach you the targeted German language you need to work specifically with your ancestors’ records. It focuses on genealogy-specific vocabulary, helpful German grammar (did you know the word “der” vs. “dem” can make all the difference in what your sentence means in relation to your ancestor?), church record headings, vital record language, and much more.
German Handwriting + German for Genealogists Course Bundle Deal
Almost $800 separately, get both courses for only $649 with the bundle deal!
Reading the Old German Handwriting Course : Learn to read the beautiful old German script and decipher your ancestors’ documents. (Learning transcription!)
German for Genealogists Course: Learn the German language skills you need to understand your ancestors’ records – the genealogy German you can’t learn anywhere else. (Learning translation!)
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I asked Katherine to transcribe and translate a baptismal record written in Old German script from 1828 about my Great, Great Grandfather. We had hit a brick wall in our Erkenbrecher genealogy and we just couldn’t find where or who our relatives were in Germany. Katherine did an excellent job of translating this document which divulged the parents of our GG Grandfather. Because of this finding, I have been able to go back eight generations in our Erkenbrecher family tree, all the way back to Hei…
I highly recommend Katherine to anyone looking for accurate, expeditious, and highly professional translations. Katherine went the extra mile to ensure an accurate translation of my German university records. She even contacted my educational institution in Germany to ensure the proper interpretation of obscure abbreviations throughout the document. Stellar work.
Great job. You have unlocked a mystery. The relationship between Ignatz and Mathaus was unclear until now. Thanks.
I hired Katherine to translate German Script from the 18th & 19th centuries. I wanted to include the translations in a family history document. She responded quickly to my emails and was more than willing to answer the many questions I had both prior to and after the translation. Katherine provided both English and German translations of this very difficult to read script. She included footnotes and historical website links that added greatly to my understanding of some of the terms used in the …
Katherine was instrumental in helping me give my wife—her words—“the best gift she has ever gotten.” For forty years, she has had copies of letters to and from her beloved grandmother and her siblings handwritten in German. Katherine translated the letters beautifully, providing us with both the German and English digital files. She was always responsive in our communications and met challenging time deadlines so that I could give my wife the letters as a Christmas present. Her fees were…
So happy to finally receive a translation!! You don’t know how hard and long I tried to find someone capable. The places named in the letter will be so helpful in my genealogy search.
Katherine’s devotion to her craft shows throughout her website and in her work. She transcribed and translated some mid-1700’s handwritten documents about my ancestors, and deciphered a real puzzle of a word along the way. I feel a kind of fluidity and ease in reading her translations, and her footnotes are unusually informative with insights and explanations while still being concise. Katherine is also very professional in the ‘project management’ aspects of reaching agreement on the wo…
After my parents passed away, I discovered a letter written to my grandfather in 1930 from a nephew who lived in Germany. (My grandfather had immigrated in the 1890s). Because the letter was handwritten and in German, it was impossible for me to make out many of the letters/words; therefore, I looked for a way to get it translated. When I searched for someone reputable, I came across the website for SK Translations and after debating for a long time about the expenditure, as well as, dealing …
Thank you for these amazing translations! I never dreamed so much additional information was hidden in those records, such as Wendtlandt being an organist, the ringing of the bells (I was a music major and enjoyed those bits of information), and the emergency baptism. These are examples of facts and events that make a family story real – and I know that my husband’s family will be surprised and glad to learn of them. I now realize how much I’m missing when I look at these old records. Ancestry o…
I had that hardest of genealogical roadblocks- someone who changed their name illegally and died with their secret. Katherine provided very careful and scholarly transcriptions and translations of some key documents. Mystery solved. My advice: engage a professional like Katherine and don’t guess at the content of Kurrent manuscripts when the result matters to you.