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Translation from the old German script / die Alte deutsche Schrift

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Do you have old German letters and/ or documents from your parents and grandparents that you’ve always wondered about, but you cannot read? If you scan them as PDF’s and send them to me, we could negotiate for my transliteration and translation of them.

I just translated a batch of letters for a friend. Check out the old German script and the translation of my mother’s letters.


Written by peterkrey

June 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm

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  1. In the Childrens German Prayer, Jesukindlein komm zu mir… that first phrase, Jesuskindlein, all one word? Having it calligraphed as a gift. Thank You….You had previously translated this pray for me.

    Ann Hermens

    March 31, 2014 at 11:18 am

    • Yes, I’d make it one word. It means Jesus, and the diminutive, little child, which is attached. See the German website with it: Jesukindlein, komm zu mir, etc. Plug in this url:

      peter krey


      March 31, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      • Thank You….I’m sure my sister will enjoy this memory of our childhood.

        Ann Hermens

        March 31, 2014 at 7:34 pm

  2. Hi Peter,

    I have approximately 40 letters from my Tante Martha to my Tante Elisabeth written right after WWII. She lived in Wunsdorf near Leipzig where my mother Hedwig their sister was born. Could you give me and idea of what the cost might be to translate them? They are written in deutsch schreift which as you know is a very different type of cursive.

    Panny Bongardt

    May 2, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    • Dear Panny,
      what have you thought about the translation of your old German script letters? Do you want me to try one?



      June 9, 2018 at 11:43 am

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