Deciphering Foreign Language Records & the Appleton Public Library

Appleton Public Library LogoI just watched an excellent presentation hosted by the Appleton Public Library, “Tips and Tricks for Deciphering Foreign Language Records” by Katherine Schober. It probably had the best tips and tricks for translating from other languages I’ve ever seen.

Katherine provided important websites to use to help you with the translation and also gave simple, straight-forward methods to use. I will definitely give her suggestions a chance when I next translate & transcribe a document. There were even some excellent techniques I’ll use the next time I transcribe English documents, such as WordMine.Info. Her presentation should be available on-line for another three weeks or so. Check it out.

I learned of the Appleton Public Library when I was researching my wife’s Darling line. I also my that my grandmother played at Fischer’s Appleton in 1924. Preregistration for their Zoom presentations is required. Sadly, their March talk conflicts with the GPC-MGS Chapter meeting, but you should receive a link to watch it after its live presentation if you register. Their next talk is “Virtual Find Your Ancestors: World War II Genealogy.” I can definitely improve my skills in WW II Genealogy.

– Don Taylor