"Well, after over a year of going through Swiss records for the towns of Koppigen and Batterkinden, as well as a German town south of Stuttgart, I am definitely getting better at this. Rick, I did take your advice and ended up finding Ernest…"
"I have been studying a lot of the church records from Ticino and have been able to link many to members of my family tree. I am good at dates and the church ID, then the father and his parents, them the mother and her parents, then the name imposed…"
as a German familyresearcher I am aware of the translation mistakes that can happen between the language German and English. It can be very frustrating when you discover after years that a word or a occupation are misstranslated. Or you know…"
"I almost bought that last year but was scared off by a review by a native German speaking reviewer which claimed it had many key inaccurate translations and hadn't been proofed by a native language speaker, but I might reconsider. Right now…"
"I would recommend getting Ernest Thode, German-English Genealogical Dictionary (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992). It will have lots of terms you will find in the church books that you won't find in a standard…"
"KNAUS, GERHARD, BAKER, JUSTEN, and GAETZ
My Knaus ancestors migrated in the 1850s from Harthausen auf der Scher (about 30 mi south of Stuttgart); Gerhard ancestors migrated about the same time from the area around Limburg (20-25 NW of Frankfurt),…"
HiI have scans of church books from a couple small towns in Bern with entries dating back several centuries. I have some knowledge of German, and have been learning how to decipher the script. I'd be interested in collaborating with any in similar situations to trade techniques, vocabulary, etc.See More