Benefits & Pricing
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 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.