Translating Old German Script

A warm welcome to my page! The old German script that our grandparents and their ancestors learned at school, consists for many younger contemporaries only of unreadable characters. Today, only a few can translate and understand the old German script. Old documents and contemporary documents of our ancestors from past centuries remain an unencrypted secret. Written in old German scripts such as ‘Suetterlin’ or ‘German Kurrent script’, their exciting content usually remains hidden to today’s curious readers. Many documents are stored in archives, churches, private homes and often simply in the attic among countless old documents, just waiting to be deciphered.

Do you own any old documents from your German ancestors that you cannot read? Would you like to know what they say?

Ancestry research by means of old German writings

Often these written documents left behind by our ancestors contain interesting news and valuable information. You might be surprised after the translation of what happened ages ago in your family and in the surrounding area.

More and more people are interested in ancestry research these days. In the inheritance of our ancestors, we often find documents like ancestor passports, birth certificates, baptismal certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates. Now, the only thing missing is a translation of those old writings.

Professional translation of old German documents and papers

But there is help. I can offer you my transcription services by professionally reading and translating your documents. Furthermore, I can also research your family or company history in German churches and archives.

Due to my professional training as a diploma documentalist and my work at the Cultural History Museum in Rostock and the Museum of Local History in Buetzow, I have extensive experience in dealing with old documents. I can assist you with the translation of your handwritten documents and am also able to decipher more complicated old German writings.

On the following pages, you can get an overview of my translation services by means of some font examples.