Talk:Identifying Place Names in German documents

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Meyers Orts translation (german documents)[edit source]

I was asked if the article in Wiki was helpful about Identifying place Names in German Documents.  It was not as helpful as the article in the previous web site that had "A Genalogical Handbook of German Research" by Larry Jensen.  Now I wish I had printed it out.  He told me personally to get a copy and use the book when searching in the Meyers Orts gazetteer.  He at least gave the letters as they looked in the gazetteer.  I do not get that from this article.  Does someone have the original book?  I would pay for a copy.  Pat Erdmann

Pat, I have this book and it is an excellent reference piece.  Instead of making a copy of it I would suggest that you utilize the fraktur chart which you can goggle on the internet and obtain for free a listing of the printed letters both large and small.  Here is the url from Yale to use.  The url if you wish to type it in is:,mod=18&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Larry Jensen is an awesome teacher of German history, culture, and records.  Best of luck in your German Research.  CIrwin Caroline Wolfgramm Irwin 15:45, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Pat, I just noticed your surname of Erdmann.  My husband has an Erdmann line and I've been able to research this line from PA and German records.  Perhaps you are a cousin.  You can contact me by clicking on my "CIrwin" name.  Looking forward to hearing back from you.  CIrwin