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From: joe <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Re: Babeling with German Lettering
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 11:19:19 -0700
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Hello Darlene,
You can find some help on reading German script here...

Basic Research Outline for German Genealogy

Scroll down to where it says "Records in Germany," then "Reading these Records."

Good luck with your search.


Darlene Hicks <> wrote:
> Hi listers,
> I need your expert advice on something!
> I have just received some documents that are in
> German.
> I have to figure out what these words say. With the
> fancy lettering it is impossible to tell what the
> first letters are in alot of the cases. They are
> birth, baptism, and marriage registers. Is there a
> website where I can go to get the alphabet in German.
> I tried scanning the documents and saving them, but
> when I open them to copy and paste some words into
> "Babelfish Translater" it will not let me. =( Is
> there a way to do this, or is there a website for the
> alphabet in German lettering? I hope I have explained
> my problem so I am understood. Any help would be
> greatly appreciated. Thanks!
> Darlene Hicks
> GQQD luck on all your adventures in Genealogy!

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