Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is Ask-the-Translator Hour?
Ask-the-Translator Hour is my weekly “office hour” where you can ask me questions about difficult words on your German document. Working on a record, but stuck on a hard to read word? Maybe your ancestor’s town, or a difficult name? Instead of spending long frustrating hours on it, simply come ask me what it means in our private Facebook group. We meet on Wednesdays at 1:00 EDT, but you may post your question at anytime. It will simply get answered during the office hours!
2. I don’t know how long I will be working on genealogy for. Can I unsubscribe when I finish?
Of course! This is a monthly membership, and you may unsubscribe at anytime.
3. What are the vital record reference guides?
See here for more information. With the Silver and Gold membership, you get your choice of birth, marriage, or death reference guide completely free.
4. What are the exclusive monthly articles about?
Articles range from topics on German handwriting to general German genealogy research – all tailored to our specific group to enhance your German genealogy journey.
5. What is the live Ask-Me-Anything (AMA)?
This is a new feature that will take place several times throughout the year. AMA is an informal live session where you can see me on video and ask me your German genealogy questions in the chat box – a chance to join the Premium community as we chat all things German genealogy. It differs from Ask-the-Translator in that we will not be looking at your specific documents, but rather addressing general questions.
6. What membership is right for me?
Anyone who is looking to take their German genealogy research to the next level would be a good fit for the Bronze and Silver Membership. The Gold Membership is best for those who are working with German documents and want an extra pair of (professional) eyes to help with those hard-to-read German words!