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My Ancestry and a German Script Cheat Sheet

24 April 2015

Julie Cahill Tarr has been writing her blog, Gen Blog, since 2008 and I have been a reader for awhile now.  It was only recently that I discovered her post, Tips for German Research-Write it out in GERMAN! and what a helpful post it was. I have always wanted to have someone who knew how to write in German do this for me.  Now, I can do it myself.

Julie explains about the German alphabet and how difficult it can be to try and read it using handwriting guides. Julie gave an excellent tip and the links for creating your own cheat sheet using the German names in your family.  I followed Julie's tip and created my own table:

Ancestor
Fraktur
Sutterlin
Johann August Fredrich
Johann August Fredrich
Johann August Fredrich
Christoph Fredrich
Christoph Fredrich
Christoph Fredrich
Susanna Koenig
Susanna Koenig
Susanna Koenig
Louise Fredrike Zastrow
Louise Fredrike Zastrow
Louise Fredrike Zatrow
Casper Graf
Casper Graf
Casper Graf
Mary Wrightweasner
Mary Wrightweasner
Mary Wrightweasner
Johann Philipp Graf
Johann Philipp Graf
Johann Philipp Graf
Sophia Kolter
Sophia Kolter
Sophia Kolter
Heinrich Kolter
Heinrich Kolter
Heinrich Kolter
Anna Susanna Denzer
Anna Susanna Denzer
Anna Susanna Denzer
Johann Caspar Graf
Johann Caspar Graf
Johann Caspar Graf
Katarina Margareta Philip
Katarina Margreta Philip
Katarina Margareta Philipp
Johann Philipp Graf
Johann Philipp Graf
Johann Phillip Graf
Maria Catharina Geffinger
Maria Catharina Geffinger
Maria Catharina Feffinger
Johann Caspar Graff
Johann Caspar Graff
Johann Caspar Graff
Anna Cecilia Colter
Anna Cecilia Colter
Anna Cecilia Colter
Johann Nickel Grav
Johann Nickel Grav
Johann Nickel Grav
Anna Christina
Anna Christina
Anna Christina

Now, I have a useful cheat sheet to help me with Fraktur and Sutterlin handwriting. If you would like to download the fonts for your use, check Julie's blog post where she has written about this.  Thank you, Julie for the excellent tip.

2 comments:

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Brenda! Glad to hear that my tip helped.

Brenda Leyndyke said...

It did, I have it on my desk for frequent referencing.

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