I'm relatively new to reading the Old German Script, the Kurrent script, in
the wealth of my families' records that I am able to find on the
Well, needless to say, I am having a lot of trouble. Actually, so is my
mother, who grew up in Bohemia and Germany with this kind of writing. My
grandmother, in Germany, used to write to me in this style of writing, but
it was never this difficult to read.
I can fairly successfully translate the language, but the writing in these
old records are extremely difficult for me. Fortunately I am able to make
out the family names, but it is everything else that is impossible for me to
Any recommendations on how I might get help? If I provide links in this
forum to the entries I am finding on the site, can someone help? Or would
that be inappropriate here? What would be the best way to go about this?
Robert M. Wilbanks IV