DISCOVER & UNLOCK YOUR HISTORY
Genealogy & Translation: The Key to Your History
LOCKED FAMILY TREASURES
People write and print all kinds of things - loving letters, store inventories, diaries, apprenticeship papers, wills, recipes and more. We translate that foreign mystery into something meaningful.
We specialize in old German handwriting and more. Chances are that if you have a legible copy of something in a Germanic language (German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian), we can help. We also do transcription of older English. See examples below or here. Our FAQ also has more details.
Immigrants continued to write in their native language even within the United States.
Postcards can provide fun glimpses into people's lives and travels.
Ahhhh - handwritten letters, many from before the days of easy phone calls - perhaps charming love notes, heart-breaking news or formal announcements.
Across the waters, family would share updates on relatives and neighbors.
Many immigrants would publish obituaries in local native-language papers even in America.
These are valuable resources for confirming important family dates, names, relationships and cemeteries.
CERTIFICATES, WILLS & MORE
Anything that is written could be the key to a fascinating bit of history about your family.
Wills, handwritten notes, journals, recipes, marriage certificates and more. Each one opens up its own bit of history.
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