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Deciphering Handwriting in German Documents: Analyzing German, Latin, and French in Historical Manuscripts, NEW Second Edition

Germans have long been a scattered people. Millions of Americans identify their ancestral roots as German. For many, however, their ancestors spoke German but never lived in what constitutes modern Germany. Some “Germans” never even lived is what could be called a German states or territories. From the middle ages on, German-speaking communities have thrived […]

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Deciphering Gothic Records

Deciphering Gothic Records is a great little flip book designed to help those with German ancestry read and understand older German documents and handwriting. The books contents include information and words common to traditional vital records; including; birth, christenings, marriages, deaths, and burials. Fay S. Dearden created Deciphering Gothic Records: Useful Hints for Helping You […]

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Reading Early American Handwriting

How many fields of study does a genealogist need to become an expert in? Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. But be honest, the study of genealogy requires, to some degree, the study of history, sociology, anthropology, paleography, and more? Wait a minute, paleography, what is that? “All I want to do is […]

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Deciphering Handwriting in German Documents

Germans have long been a scattered lot. Millions of Americans identify their ancestral roots as German. For many of these individuals, their ancestors spoke German but never lived in what constitutes modern Germany or even any previously identified German states or territories. From the middle ages on, German-speaking communities have thrived all across Europe, especially […]

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Reading Early American Handwriting

How many fields does a genealogist need to become an expert in? Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. But be honest, the study of genealogy requires, to some degree, the study of history, sociology, anthropology, paleography, and more? Wait a minute, paleography, what is that? “All I want to do is my genealogy.” […]

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German Documents: Analyzing German, Latin, and French in Vital Records Written in Germany

Germans have long been a scattered lot. Millions of Americans identify their ancestral roots as German. For many of these individuals, their ancestors spoke German but never lived in what constitutes modern Germany or even any previously identified German states or territories. From the middle ages on, German-speaking communities have thrived all across Europe, especially […]

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