German Handwriting Workshop

Date: Saturday, May 22, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. PT See your time zone here. 

Description:  

*Workshop size is limited to 30 people*

Are you working with your German ancestors’ documents? Feeling overwhelmed with that spidery German handwriting? Or maybe  you are starting to get the hang of the script, but want to be more confident as you continue?

If so, come join us for The German Handwriting Workshop on Saturday, May 22, 2021. In this three-hour workshop, handwriting expert Katherine Schober will walk you through every letter of the “Kurrentschrift” alphabet, teaching you fun tips and tricks to be able to recognize each letter on your own. You’ll also learn to sight read common combinations of letters that appear in the old German script, as well as recognize some of the most frequently-appearing words on your German genealogy records. And best yet, at the end of the workshop, attendees may show difficult words from their own genealogy documents for deciphering!**

Be ready for fun, games, and newly-found skill in deciphering your German records!

Workshop Cost: $97.00 

*20% Discount for Premium Members

** More Information Upon Registration

Five Must-Know Google Hacks for Deciphering Your German Documents (Webinar)

Find the time that works best for you!

Description: Come learn my favorite Google tricks for deciphering that tricky German handwriting!

In this brand-new webinar, you’ll learn how to tailor your search phrases to pull up the exact results you need, how to add in specific German search words to get even more accurate results, and many more hacks to have you deciphering those records in no time!

Register now to save your seat.

Genealogy Beat the Clock: Black Friday Extreme Deals

Sign-Up Link: Genealogy Beat the Clock Event 

Click “Going” on the event page to join the event and get access to the extreme deals contest

What: Beat the clock – and your fellow attendees! This Black Friday, there will be the highest discounts ever offered on the below genealogy products: one new offer every ten minutes for sixty minutes. At 11:00, 11:10, 11:20, etc., the new extreme deal will be posted in the event, and the first ten people to write their name under that post will get the exclusive discount!

Don’t miss out on these once-a-year German genealogy deals to take your German research to the next level. Exclusive offers on:

 

– Reading the Old German Handwriting Online Course ($100(!!) off)

– The Magic of German Church Records Book, Signed and Personalized (30% off)

– Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting Book, Signed and Personalized (25% off)

– Premium Vocabulary Article Package (50% Off)

– Journey into German Genealogy Lecture Video and Handouts (50% Off)

– Birth, Marriage, Death Certificate Reference Guide Package (50% Off)

When: Friday,  November 27 – 11:00 AM Eastern, 10:00 AM Central, 9:00 AM Mountain, 8:00 AM Pacific

Will I see you Friday?

All products can be viewed at https://sktranslations.com/shop ahead of time. 

All You Need to Know About German Names: Webinar Friday, July 17

 

 

Description: In this Vivid-Pix sponsored webinar, come learn the ten most important facts about names in German records! From spelling variations and suffixes to straight lines and “Rufnamen”, this presentation teaches you the German naming practices that will help you find, locate, and understand your ancestor. 

Date: Friday, July 17, 2020, 8:00 p.m. Eastern

Cost: Free!

FREE Webinar: Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting

Date: Thursday, June 25, 1:00 EST

Description:

Frustrated with that old German handwriting? You’re not alone!

In this LIVE webinar, learn from professional German genealogy translator Katherine Schober:

  • How you can easily recognize certain letters in the old German handwriting
  • What those pesky abbreviations mean in historical documents
  • Spelling variations you need to know to decipher the words of your ancestors
  • Best websites to use in your work
  • Plus much more!

If you’ve missed this presentation at conferences, now’s your chance to see a good part of it!

Limited spots available – sign up below to save your seat.

FREE WEBINAR: 5 Top Websites to Decipher the German Handwriting

Description: Does the old German handwriting seem overwhelming? An obstacle insurmountable in your German genealogy journey? If so, it’s time to learn the top online resources that make deciphering that script much easier! 

Professional German genealogy translator Katherine Schober will show you the tools she uses every day to make working with those scary squiggles doable – and – dare we say it – actually kind of fun. Register now to find the time that works best for you – limited spots available. 

German Church Records Webinar: Friday, May 1

I am very excited to have been asked to be a part of the Vivid-Pix Webinar Series this Friday! This webinar series, sponsored by Dan Earl, is designed to help you learn from some of genealogy’s leading experts and get “round to” getting your old photos, documents, and genealogy life in order. In my talk, I will teach you all about German church records – amazing treasure troves of information for genealogists. I hope to see you there! 

I first met Dan at RootsTech a few years ago. Since then, he has very kindly included me in his video interviews and even highlighted my new book The Magic of German Church Records in his  post Best of the RootsTech Vendor Hall at this past conference (back when we could still go to conferences…how long ago that seems!). I’m excited to continue working with him this coming Friday. I hope you’ll join us!

From Dan: 

We are living in an unprecedented time in the world’s history. Due to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic many people are feeling anxious and stressed and are looking for ways to connect. Experts suggest that limiting the amount of news we watch and creating new habits can help cope with stress. The Vivid-Pix “Round Tuit” web series can help those new to genealogy create new habits and is a fun and relaxing alternative to the nightly news. The series is broadcast live each Tuesday and Friday, and if the time doesn’t work for you, they’re available to watch later, anytime, anyplace.

This series is unlike any other webinar you have been to, in so many good ways. Rather than just sit through a fifty to sixty-minute lecture feverishly taking notes and hoping you don’t miss anything, this series allows you to learn from, laugh with, and get to know the speakers like never before. You will still get to listen to them teach you, but for a much more manageable thirty to forty-minutes. Have you ever wanted to know what advice your favorite speaker would give themselves if they could travel back in time to the first day they started doing genealogy? Want to find out what is still on their “genealogy bucket list?” What about the last book they read? The Vivid-Pix “Round Tuit” series will help you learn all of this and more.

Vivid-Pix, the sponsor for this series, offers their RESTORE image improvement software which utilizes their patented Artificial Intelligence to automatically bring your old, faded, sepia, black and white or color photos and documents back to life. So, head to www.vivid.pix.com/education to register for a live event or to purchase a past event and download the Vivid-Pix RESTORE software while you’re there so you can give your old photos and documents the Vivid-Pix Fix!

Hope you can join us!

FREE WEBINAR: 5 Top Websites to Decipher the German Handwriting

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Time: 1:00 EDT

Spots Available: 150 (March 31 spots are full. Registration for April 2 still available. Please pick the April 2 slot upon sign up if you want access).

Description: Does the old German handwriting seem overwhelming? An obstacle insurmountable in your German genealogy journey? If so, it’s time to learn the top online resources that make deciphering that script much easier! Professional German genealogy translator Katherine Schober will show you the tools she uses every day to make working with those scary squiggles doable – and – dare we say it – actually kind of fun. Register now to save your seat today – limited spots available.