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Premium Membership Options to Enhance Your Genealogy Journey
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is Ask-the-Translator Hour?
Ask-the-Translator Hour is my weekly “office hour” where you can ask me questions about difficult words on your German document. Working on a record, but stuck on a hard to read word? Maybe your ancestor’s town, or a difficult name? Instead of spending long frustrating hours on it, simply come ask me what it means in our private Facebook group. We meet on Wednesdays at 1:00 ET, but you may post your question at anytime. It will simply get answered during the office hours!
2. I don’t know how long I will be working on genealogy for. Can I unsubscribe when I finish?
Of course! This is a monthly membership, and you may unsubscribe at anytime. If you are looking to unsubscribe, you cancel the subscription via your own PayPal account. See more information on how to do so here. And if you’d like to come back at anytime in the future, we’d love to have you. We have many members who take a break and come back later, depending on when they are focusing on their German research!
3. What are the vital record reference guides?
See here for more information. With the Silver and Gold membership, you get your choice of birth, marriage, or death reference guide completely free.
4. What are the exclusive monthly articles about?
Articles range from topics on German handwriting to general German genealogy research – all tailored to our specific group to enhance your German genealogy journey. You can browse a list of topics here.
5. What is the live Ask-Me-Anything (AMA)?
AMA is an informal live Zoom session where you can see me on video and ask me your German genealogy questions – a chance to join the Premium community as we chat all things German genealogy. It differs from Ask-the-Translator in that we will not be looking at your specific documents, but rather addressing general questions. It’s a lot of fun and a way to get to know your fellow members – who have the same passion as you!
6. What membership is right for me?
Anyone who is looking to take their German genealogy research to the next level would be a good fit for the Bronze and Silver Membership. The Gold Membership is best for those who are working with German documents and want an extra pair of (professional) eyes to help with those hard-to-read German words!
What Clients Are Saying:
I can highly recommend the work of Katherine. I used her services to proofread my master thesis and the result greatly benefited from her thorough and detailed checking. Her feedback and comments were very constructive and extremely helpful. Moreover, the work was done timely and she responds to questions quickly. I will definitely use her services again.
It was a pleasure working with you Katherine. I appreciated your rapid response to my requests. The German and English versions of all the documents were perfectly formatted down to the tiny letters on the bottom of the pre-printed baptismal certificate which identified the printer. Thank you.
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!
Thank you for a great job! I am very impressed that you could read, never mind translate, her writing. Very professional and much appreciated! I will have it bound and send copies to my cousins. I should mention too that the footnotes you provided were very helpful and beyond what I expected.
My German in-laws would not say one word about the past, however when they both passed away, we found two huge boxes of letters, journals, and pictures that documented every day of WWII for them. We also found 100 years of old family documents to prove they were Aryan in accordance with the Nuremburg Laws. For the last ten years, we have figured there was one person in the family history who had converted from Judaism and that person had saved those who came after from certain death, but we coul…
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…
Thank you so much for the translation! Now I have the names of three of my paternal grandfather’s grandparents. This is the “brick wall” I’ve been trying to break through for a long time…many thanks for your prompt and professional work.
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.
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 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…