One of the best genealogy decisions I've ever made:
After 20+ years of dealing with German Catholic records that primarily used Latin script, last September I connected to a Lutheran line that used Kurrentschrift which I've always found challenging (to say the least). While I could pick out names, dates and places I knew that I was missing a great deal of detail.
Katherine's course is aimed at keeping learning Kurrentschrift not only enjoyable but achievable. I truly would recommend the course to anyone who is serious about being able to get the most detail out of their family's documents.
I'm not done with the course yet but I've noticed an improvement in what I can read and understand. The course is one of the best genealogy decisions I've ever made. - Kurt Cook, Salt Lake City, UT
I'm thrilled to have started this course! My maternal grandmother was Swiss and I have been researching the branches of her family from county Schaffhausen. Some of the writing is a bit of a nightmare so I'm very keen to conquer some of the difficulties in reading (and then translating) those entries in the church records. I have completed the section on vowels and was thrilled to now be able to differentiate between the 'e' and the 'o'. Katherine's explanation of the position of the right hand stroke was a break-through. I've also had fun with some of the flashcards! Some great variations available :) - Lis Drew, Australia
What if you had the power to decipher your ancestors' documents all by yourself? What if those scribbles on your ancestors' church records actually meant something to you?
I'll tell you what: You can, and they will!
Have you finally found your ancestors' German documents, but can't read that tricky German handwriting? Or perhaps you can recognize some of the words, but you'd like to improve your skills and increase your reading speed. Either way, this course is for you! Designed as the ultimate guide for reading the old German script, this course starts with the basics - learning the individual letters of the alphabet - and culminates in reading entire genealogical records - vital records, church records, and more.
A Style of Learning for All: Video Lectures - Flashcards - Matching Games - Reading - Writing - Tests & Quizzes - Practice Records - Discussion Forum
Once you enroll, you'll receive:
Once you finish this course, you'll be itching to go decipher your ancestors' records - and will feel very proud of yourself as you realize you now can do it!
Don't wait - get started today!
Katherine Schober is a German-English genealogy translator who has translated for both The History Channel and PBS' Finding Your Roots. She works with the old German script in letters, diaries, certificates, church records, and more, helping people like you decipher the clues to their ancestors' lives. With a Master's Degree in German coupled with a passion for history and language, Katherine truly enjoys working with the documents of the past - and knows this course will enable you to do the same!