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:*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/426 Old German Script (German Church and Civil Records) Part 3]
 
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*Also online interactive slideshow lessons are available to help you learn to read these records:  
 
*Also online interactive slideshow lessons are available to help you learn to read these records:  
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-german-handwritten-records-lesson-2-making-words-in-kurrent/70 '''Reading German Handwritten Records Lesson 2: Making Words in Kurrent''']
 
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-german-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-kurrent-documents/71 '''Reading German Handwritten Records Lesson 3: Reading Kurrent Documents''']. In this lesson, you will explore several types of German genealogical records, including birth, baptismal, marriage, and death records.
 
:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-german-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-kurrent-documents/71 '''Reading German Handwritten Records Lesson 3: Reading Kurrent Documents''']. In this lesson, you will explore several types of German genealogical records, including birth, baptismal, marriage, and death records.

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Hamburg, German Empire Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Major Record Types
Reading the Records
Additional Hamburg Record Types
Hamburg Background
Ethnic Groups
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Germany Record Types
Germany Background
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Reading the Records[edit | edit source]

  • It's easier than you think! You do not have to be fluent in German to use these records, as there is only a limited vocabulary used in them. By learning a few key phrases, you will be able to read them adequately. Here are some resources for learning to read German records.
German Genealogical Word List
German Handwriting
  • These video webinars will teach you to read German handwriting:
  • Also online interactive slideshow lessons are available to help you learn to read these records:

This converter will show you how any phrase or name might look in German script:

  • Kurrentschrift Converter (enter German genealogical word, click on "convert", view your word in Kurrentschrift (Gothic handwriting)

Latin Records[edit | edit source]

Records of the Catholic church will usually be written in Latin: