· Letters and Diaries in Old German
· Recipe Books
· Birth, Baptismal, Marriage, Death and other Certificates
· Church books and Family registers
· Newspaper articles, Books, and other printed materials
How to get started and what to expect:
Step 1: Contact me and tell me about your project:
Step 2: Send me a copy of your documents so I can inspect them:
The copies should be of high quality and resolution so that all important details are retained. Depending on the size of your project you can either:
Note: If a document is damaged or difficult to read due to paper issues, smeared ink, or aging, it may be beneficial to look at the original. However, in most cases a good quality copy will suffice.
Step 3: I will provide you with a free quote.
The price will depend on the time it takes me to decipher, transcribe, and translate a document. This in turn greatly depends on the quality of the material, the size of the project and, most importantly, the clarity of writing.
Step 4: What you will receive:
Note: Often old German letters, documents, and printed texts contain expressions or description of events that are not commonly used or even known anymore. I have an excellent knowledge and understanding of German history, culture, and social conventions. I will provide you with footnotes explaining such occurrences and help you understand the meaning of your letters and documents.
Additional Services Offered: