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5 Must-Know Hacks to Decipher German Town Names

Your ancestor’s hometown is one of the most important finds you will make on your genealogy journey - but a town name can also be one of the hardest words to decipher on a historical record. Why? Because towns exist in the thousands, and, technically, the town name can be made up of any combination of letters that make sense within the German language. A bit overwhelming, to say the least!

So how do you go about accurately deciphering the town name if you can’t read the word? In this webinar with expert Katherine Schober, learn the 5 hacks you need to know to find your hometowns in no time!

Feb 10, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Katherine Schober
German Genealogy Speaker, Author, Translator @Germanology Unlocked
Katherine Schober is a German-English genealogy speaker, author, and translator, specializing in the old German handwriting. She is the author of “The Magic of German Church Records” and “Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting”, as well as the creator of the online courses “Reading the Old German Handwriting" and "German for Genealogists". Katherine lives in Bend, Oregon with her Austrian husband, and can be reached via e-mail at katherine_schober@germanologyunlocked.com or at her website https://germanologyunlocked.com/.