Workshop: Introduction to deciphering German cursive (Schrift) in church records

Conference of German-Australian History and Heritage 2018: Australisches Deutschtum

Workshop: Introduction to deciphering German cursive (Schrift) in church records

Presented by Lois Zweck

This interactive workshop will provide an introduction to reading and deciphering records written in old German cursive (Kurrentschrift). It will provide an introduction to the individual letters, and then cover words and terminology commonly found in church registers. Some knowledge of the German language is helpful, but not a prerequisite.

This workshop has 15 places only, is available only to full conference registrants and must be pre-booked with your conference booking.

About the Speaker

Lois Zweck has a doctorate in German Studies from the University of Adelaide. She is a volunteer transcriber, translator and researcher at Lutheran Archives. She has conducted research that spans many areas, from genealogy and family history through to the histories of Germans in Australia and literary studies.

Practical Info

Date
17 August 2018 13:00 (Australia/Adelaide)
Duration
3 hours
Location
TBA 1