Deciphering Old German Handwriting in Letters, Diaries, Certificates, Church Records and More

**Translated for PBS’ Finding Your Roots

& The History Channel**

Discovering your German ancestors is an exciting journey. Learning who these ancestors were, where they lived and how they went about their daily lives opens up doors to the mysteries of the past, allowing you to learn more about your family and yourself. Once you’ve found your ancestor’s German letters, certificates and other documents, it is then important to hire a translator who can read the old German handwriting and professionally translate these into native-sounding English. That’s where I come in.

As an experienced German genealogy translator, I provide you with high-quality German to English translations. With a Master’s Degree in German Language and Literature, as well as several years spent in German-speaking Austria through the prestigious Fulbright program, I’ve developed a strong passion for the German language, history and culture. Years of working with documents from the 1600s to the present have provided me with the necessary historical vocabulary, skills and knowledge for helping you piece together your family history, allowing you to get to know your ancestors and their stories.

“Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.” – Anthony Burgess