3 edition of If I can, you can decipher Germanic records found in the catalog.
If I can, you can decipher Germanic records
Edna M. Bentz
|Statement||by Edna M. Bentz.|
|LC Classifications||PF3097 .B46 1983|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||78 leaves :|
|Number of Pages||78|
|LC Control Number||83162815|
Baptisms can give quite detailed information in German, sometimes including the towns of origin of the parents and occupations. Original records are usually arranged sequentially by the year, but can sometimes be interrupted by other records. Records can include the following column headings. Find elusive ancestors—Whether you are searching in the U.S. or abroad, in the 17th or 20th century, our genealogists have the knowledge to assist you. Locate and use records—Vital records, military records, deeds, probate, and more—if you’re wondering where to look for them, how to read them, or what data you can find in them, we can.
German Church Books: Beyond the Basics. Camden, Maine: Picton Press, Descriptions of the contents of certain types of vital records, as well as some cultural details related to vital records in Germany. Suess, Jared H. and Petra Suess. Reading Genealogical Records of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. 2 volumes. Salt Lake City. Another hurdle for modern, non-German speaking persons is trying to decipher old records written in German and in Old German Script. Many records available online have already been transcribed and can be read easily and translated by using an online translation tool, but if you are working with original documents prior to WWII, there are.
While it is nice to locate these old books, it can be a challenge to interpret their contents. The entries are handwritten. In the case of the older German records, they are in the old style script (Alteschrift) which is somewhat difficult to interpret, even if the handwriting in good. Even if one is familiar. If I Can, You Can Decipher Germanic Records. San Diego, California: The Author, /Gc B44i/ A guide for deciphering German script. Includes definitions of Latin terms, occupations and diseases. Brandt, Edward R. Genealogical Guide to East and West Prussia (Ost - und Westpreussen): Records, Sources, Publications & Events. Minneapolis, MN.
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However, with a little practice and the useful examples in this book, you can decipher such records yourself. This book covers the Gothic alphabet and shows variations of handwritten script for each letter.
It then provides handwritten script examples of common genealogical words and their German and English translation. Handwritten symbols and /5(49).
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This is a useful tool for people just beginning German genealogical research. There is a short section at the very beginning showing the characters of the handwritten alphabet in German and Danish, and then there are vocabulary lists for family relationships, common abbreviations, months of the year and days of the week, illnesses (i.e.
causes of death listed and death records), and occupations/5. If I can, you can decipher Germanic records by Edna M. Bentz,E.M. Bentz edition, in EnglishPages: If I Can You Can Decipher Germanic Records. 33 likes. Book. Most confirmations in the German evangelical churches occurred when the child was Some bigger churches confirmed their teenagers twice a year, once in spring and once in the fall.
Generally the child and father’s names are listed. You can use this register to help you determine a birth date if birth records are missing. Ehe Register. Bremen Passenger Lists, – While most of the Bremen, Germany passenger departure records were destroyed—either by German officials or during WWII—2, passenger lists for the years – have survived.
The Bremen Society for Genealogical Investigation, DIE MAUS, has put transcriptions of these surviving Bremen passenger records online.
General FamilySearch Genealogy Records - Germany (requires free registration; to view some of the images you must be at an LDS Family History Center or a FamilySearch affiliated library). Includes some German baptism, marriage, and death indexes, and other items.
FamilySearch also has some digitized microfilm of German genealogy records. 22 rows Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find If I Can You Can Decipher /5(15). If I can, you can decipher Germanic records by Edna M. Bentz, November 7,Edna M. Bentz edition, Spiral-bound in English.
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Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC. In my experience, one of the most common occupations for women seems to have been “Näherin” (seamstress), while one of the most common occupations for men seems to have been “Bauer” (farmer).
Edna M. Bentz’s book “If I Can, You Can Decipher German Records” has a great list of old-fashioned occupations as well. Expect the. Get this from a library. If I can, you can decipher Germanic records.
[Edna M Bentz]. Before the s, most records in German-speaking areas (as well as surname books, newspapers, journals and gazetteers) used a Gothic font called Fraktur.
Handwritten documents were composed in cursive using a type of script known as blackletter. Notoriously difficult to read, the Fraktur form of blackletter has been giving German genealogy researchers fits for centuries.
If I Can, You Can Decipher Germanic Records. Edna M. Bentz. This well-recognized book includes charts on the German and Danish alphabet, relationships from adopted child to male cousin, different illnesses found in German church records, occupations and titles, and sections on practicing the ABC's, use of umlauts in surnames, and.
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Edna M. Bentz: If I Can You Can Decipher Germanic Records, Self-published ; 84 pages; spiral bound. Available from Bentz Publishing, Frontier Press, or This book has examples of many different variations on each letter, as well as fairly extensive lists of. While you won’t see me offering assistance to others with German translations any time soon, I’m confident that regular practice, the day will come when I can pick up a German document written in Kurrent and read it without having to look up any words in the book.
And if I can do that, you can, too. Note: The first round of edits is in. Using this tool, you can type in a word or phrase and change the uppercase or lowercase printed or cursive letters to Fraktur, Kurrent or Suetterlin. This is a great tool to help you learn how to read old German script.
Keep Practicing. To become proficient at reading and transcribing difficult-to-read handwriting, you must practice. The column headings and information include: 1.
Month and day (Monat und Tag) 2. Parents (Eltern) 3. Children (Kinder) 4. Godparents (Although it’s difficult to read on this photocopy, I believe this column is labeled records also sometimes use the words Taufpaten or Taufzeugen to mean godparents.) 5. Cross (This indicates the date when this person died.).
For many of us we put off working on our German ancestors because we are afraid of having to read the Old German script, chicken scratch we say! But you absolutely have to be able to read some things, as German church book records are one of the main ways to follow your family line back and verify that you have found the right village.
You may have inherited a German document. If I Can, You Can Decipher Germanic Records by Edna Bentz Edna Bentz’ book was one of the first books I bought when I started learning the old German handwriting.
Filled with lists of genealogy terminology plus what these words look like in the old German script, this book is extremely helpful for someone beginning their German genealogy journey.