Thursday, August 12, 2021

Course Spotlight: Gothic Script and Fraktur: Reading Records of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, and the Czech Republic, plus German-American Church Books and Newspapers

Ever had problems telling an s or h from an f in German handwriting? How about those e's that look like n's? And when did it become okay to write your r's upside down? The German Script and Fraktur course is coming to SLIG 2022 to help solve all of your German handwriting woes.

Record Workshops

As part of this course, students will get the opportunity to learn by seeing and by doing. Workshops with hands-on practice and feedback are held in many major records groups, including baptism, marriage, and death records. Workshops are also held focusing specifically on Fraktur, giving students interactive experiences rarely found at this level. Students can also partake in optional homework assignments that will include additional experience and practice.

Vocabulary Building

This course aims to assist students in building a working knowledge of German genealogical terms and even some additional Latin. Students should expect to develop the skills needed to read a variety of genealogical records. While students should have an intermediate to advanced knowledge of general genealogy research, no experience in the German language or German research is required. This foundational course in reading German script and Fraktur typeface will bring students to a new level while having fun in the process.

The full schedule for this course, faculty bios, and course details can be found here.

Join us for SLIG 2022

Held January 9-14, 2022, in Salt Lake City, the 27th annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy promises the in-depth, advanced educational opportunities SLIG has become known for. SLIG offers high-intermediate to advanced education and includes courses on methodology, standards, regional or ethnic group research, recordsets, and research tools like DNA. Visit our website to view a full selection of available courses.

Learn more about SLIG 2022. Registration opens on August 14th, 2021, at 10:00 am MDT. Create a registration account today! If you have any questions, please reach out to the UGA registrar:

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