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Old 10-20-2008, 03:13 PM
 
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Hi,

I have a letter written in German that I would like to translate. I tried it online and it was too difficult as the german handwriting was in cursive. It is for my stepfather (german born) and he would like to find his father who was in WW2. I can scan the letters and send them to someone if they were nice enough to take the challenge!

Thanks a lot!
D0nnafer
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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Hi,

I have a letter written in German that I would like to translate. I tried it online and it was too difficult as the german handwriting was in cursive. It is for my stepfather (german born) and he would like to find his father who was in WW2. I can scan the letters and send them to someone if they were nice enough to take the challenge!

Thanks a lot!
D0nnafer
Why don't you have a translating service do it for you.
Try this one,
German Translation Service for Old German Handwriting.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Pueblo, CO
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Have you find anybody, to translate your letter yet? If not, I might be able to do it. But if it is written in " suetterli" (that is old german writing) than I might have problems with it. But I would give it a try.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:55 AM
 
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hi D0nnafer
your message is already 3 months old and u probably were lucky enough to find somebody to help u translate the letter and find your stepfather`s father.
if not, why do u bother trying to translate that letter? all that`s needed to find a person is his/her full name and the place of birth or (if known) the last address or location (town, city or county). with this information u can start a search in an online telephone book (e.g. telefonbuch.de - if u expect him to live in germany). however, u may wanna go the more difficult way via the german authorities. but therefore u do need your stepfather`s dad`s name (as stated in his birth certificate), (probably) his current name if it change since birth, his DOB and place of birth and (if available) his last address.
however, i am sure there are organisations in the US (or wherever u are) which deal with this kind of request.
GOOD LUCK!
p.s. if u still need help in this matter just get in touch with me.
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