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Below is a list of books and websites that you may find helpful for learning how to read old scripts. Many of the following resources are available for purchase in bookstores or by the author.

 

Print Publications​


Handwriting Guide: German Gothic


Family History Library. 
Handwriting Guide: German Gothic. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, 1999.

Leseschlüssel zu unserer alten Schrift


Grun, Paul A. 
Leseschlüssel zu unserer alten Schrift. Limburg an der Lahn, Germany: Verlag C.A. Starke, 1935.

Alte Kirchenbücher Richtig Lesen: Hand- und Übungsbuch für Familiengeschichtsforscher


Minert, Roger P. 
Alte Kirchenbücher Richtig Lesen: Hand- und Übungsbuch für Familiengeschichtsforscher. Wuppertal, Germany: Verlag E. & U. Brockhaus, 2004.
 

Deciphering Handwriting in German Documents: Analyzing German, Latin, and French in Vital Records Written in Germany


Minert, Roger P. Deciphering Handwriting in German Documents: Analyzing German, Latin, and French in Vital Records Written in Germany. Provo, Utah: GRT Publications, 2001.


Spelling Variations in German Names: Solving Family History Problems Through Applications of German and English Phonetics


Minert, Roger P. 
Spelling Variations in German Names: Solving Family History Problems Through Applications of German and English Phonetics. Provo, Utah: GRT Publications, 2000.

Schreiblesefibel für den Unterricht der Elementarklassen


Schreiblesefibel für den Unterricht der Elementarklassen
. St. Louis, Missouri: Concordia Publishing House, 1881.

Deutsche Schreibschrift: Lesen und Schreiben lernen


Süß, Harald. 
Deutsche Schreibschrift: Lesen und Schreiben lernen. München, Germany: Augustus Verlag, 2000.

A Genealogical and Demographic Handbook of German Handwriting: 17th - 19th Centuries, vol. 1: Births & Baptisms


Storrer, Norman J., and Larry O. Jensen. 
A Genealogical and Demographic Handbook of German Handwriting: 17th - 19th Centuries. vol. 1,Births & Baptisms. Pleasant Grove, Utah: 1977.

Unsere Schrift: Eine Einführung in die Schriftkunde


Sturm, Heribert. 
Unsere Schrift: Eine Einführung in die Schriftkunde. Insingen, Germany: Degener & Co., 1993.

German-English Genealogical Dictionary


Thode, Ernest. 
German-English Genealogical Dictionary. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992.

Die deutsche Schrift (The German Script)


Verdenhalven, Fritz. Die deutsche Schrift (The German Script). Insingen, Germany: Degener & Co., 1991.

Warum nicht mal deutsch? Übungsbuch für die deutsche Schreibschrift


zu Dohna, Berthold. 
Warum nicht mal deutsch? Übungsbuch für die deutsche Schreibschrift. Heide, Germany: Boyens Buchverlag, 2001.




Websites​



Homepage of Marcus Hahn​


http://www.uni-saarland.de/~m.hahn/slp2000.htm

(in German)

Palaeography: Reading old handwriting 1500-1800; A practical online tutorial


http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/
(in English)

German Tutorial Page


http://www.germanways.com/tutorial1.1.htm
(in English)

GRT Publications: Dr. Roger P. Minert's Homepage


http://www.rogerpminert.com/
(in English)

Buy German Script Fonts


http://www.fraktur.com/
(in German)

Translation of German Scripts


http://www.magma.ca/~raksim/gscript.html
(in English)

Translation of Old German Scripts; Research into Family and Business History


http://www.altdeutsche-handschrift.de/
(in English and German)
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