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Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting: A Translator's Tricks of the Trade for Transcribing German Genealogy Documents

Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting: A Translator's Tricks of the Trade for Transcribing German Genealogy Documents by Independently published at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Foreword by German Genealogy Author James M. Beidler. Have German genealogy documents but can't read them? You're not alone. Whether you are a

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Foreword by German Genealogy Author James M. Beidler.

Have German genealogy documents but can't read them? You're not alone. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced genealogy enthusiast, these easy-to-use transcription and translation tips by professional German handwriting translator Katherine Schober will help you reach new levels in deciphering your ancestors' genealogy records. In this newly-revised, comprehensive collection of Katherine's most popular articles and blog posts, you will discover how to easily recognize a number of letters in the old German handwriting, become familiar with the abbreviations, occupations and outdated words that pepper German documents and learn how to use the very same resources as a professional genealogy translator when deciphering letters, diaries, church records, certificates and more. Complete with "real-life" handwriting samples, German word glossaries and additional lists of genealogy tools, this guide is a must-have for anyone working with the old German script.

In this book, you will learn:
  • How to easily recognize certain handwritten letters
  • The "look-alike letters" in German handwriting and how to work with them
  • Common ancestral occupations for both men and women in German genealogy
  • Abbreviations and milestone words found in German documents
  • Outdated German words no longer in dictionaries and their meanings today
  • The typical spelling mistakes on German records and how to identify them
  • How to read the standard German marriage certificate format
  • The best online resources for transcribing the old German handwriting

    and more!

    Whether you've mastered the old German handwriting or are just starting out, this book will provide you with the knowledge necessary to delve deeper into the exciting world of German genealogy.

    "Katherine’s tips on how to translate old German script has been invaluable to my family research. Using her suggestions I have been able to decipher birth and death records from my great-great grandfather’s family in Austria! From helpful websites to playing ‘hangman’, the suggestions she presents have expanded my family research capabilities not only in German, but with other languages as well!" - D. Thalner

    "Katherine’s tips on deciphering German script has handed me the key to unlocking documents from my past. Through her tips on interchanging letters, I realized that the death certificate I thought was for my great uncle Karl was actually that of a more distant relative called Paul. The two names look almost identical in the German handwritten script! Thanks to Katherine, I stopped following the wrong branch of the family tree." - C. Thornthwaite

    "Not being able to read, translate or write in Old German, I found Katherine's tips helpful in finding which words were most often used in old German documents. The clues as how to tell similar letters apart helped me tremendously." - G. Scholl

    "The author's writing style makes it easy to understand and use her tricks and tips. Her articles are not about what she can do, but what anybody can do." - G. Haas

    "The articles have been an excellent resource in helping me apply the author's knowledge of German surname consonant variations in my German genealogy research." - L. Erdman

    "Katherine Schober's skill at translation of German script was very helpful for me as a professional genealogist working through German church information for my clients. Her writings on how to decipher German records have been a valuable resource as I review German birth and marriage records from the 19th century." - Rettammel Genealogy Service LLC
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