I can’t read the typeface

Learn to read the old German typeface

The entries in most church books are handwritten in German script. Information about this typeface can be found here. You can then get a first impression of how to read German script using our Alphabet Table and Reading Exercises.

Professional Help

If you are still unable to read and understand the old German script and need professional help, your best option is contact a professional genealogist. You can find contact information for technically and academically qualified professional genealogists to support your research at the Association of German Speaking Genealogists.