Death Certificate Reference Guide


Standard Death Certificate Template:

  • PDF and .doc format
  • English translation and German transcription of form’s typed text
  • Categories of words you can expect in the handwriting (is it a name, place, occupation, etc,?)



Have you found a German birth, marriage or death certificate for your ancestor but don’t know what it says? If so, these translation cheat sheets are for you. Rather than try and translate each individual printed word of these vital records to see what genealogical clues they can offer, use this finished version to fill in the blanks. These templates, translated personally by Katherine Schober, a professional translator well-versed in historical and genealogical  vocabulary, will save you both time and money when deciphering information on your ancestor. Don’t miss out on this major time-saver in your genealogy research – get yours now.

After completing your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with the downloadable English translation and German transcription of the certificate. Don’t forget to check your spam folder if you do not immediately see it in your inbox. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me here.