Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)

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 Title in the Language of the Record

Alte Deutsche Schrift (Kurrentschrift)

Article Description

Deciphering German Script is a guideline to help the genealogist to decipher text written in German Gothic (Kurrentschrift). See also interactive videos at FamilySearch/Learn, and "Knowing your German phrases" for birth, marriage, and death.

Related Websites

Old German Script. Alte Deutsche Schrift. By permission of the author, Norbert Willmann, 3 lessons on decipering German script are located at his website: .  These lessons are all in German but are slowly being translated into English.  Bei Genehmigung von Norbert Willmann sind drei Aufgaben auf seine Website vorhanden.  Die sind alle auf Deutsch.