Church books are the “heart and soul of German genealogy.” Learning to read them is an important step in your research. Because Germany was not a unified country until 1871, there are many dialect words in these records. The longer you work in your particular parish, the more familiar you will become with your area’s usage.
The Deciphering Germanic Script: Common Words in Church Books Legacy QuickGuide™ contains handwriting examples for some of the common words found in German records. This handy 5-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.
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