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 Course – Coming Soon!
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This course – coming soon – will teach 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 will focus 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. I can’t wait for you to see it!
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What Clients Are Saying:
Katherine transcribed several handwritten German documents dating from the Second World War for me, and it was truly a pleasure to work with her. Thanks to her skill in deciphering the texts, I’ve learned a great deal about my family history, and she was particularly thorough in researching the places and names included in the text. Katherine is professional and resourceful with a great eye for detail – exactly as a good translator should be – and I would not hesitate in recommending her.
Just got home to find this treat in my inbox. I am thrilled to read the words my [ancestor] Christopher read; that he felt deeply enough to quote. Great job on the translation.
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…
Her knowledge of the German language, written and oral, is very remarkable and impressive.
Thank you for getting the translation to me. As I expected, they are perfect. You can always tell that the translation is done by a professional.
Thank you so much for doing my translation, I am thrilled to pieces and this afternoon I am going to send it off to all the family here in England and in Germany. How you translated that writing I just don’t know, but I suppose if you study languages it perhaps becomes a little easier! Many thanks again, I am so delighted. And isn’t it interesting!
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 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…
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.
She has ample knowledge of the German and English languages and a very good command of technical terminology and a great feel for language. She is very reliable and can also translate very large volumes of words and still meet her deadlines. Without any reservation, I am glad to highly recommend Katherine for any German into English and English into German project.