Questions tagged [kurrent]

Kurrent is an old form of German language handwriting based on late medieval cursive writing, also known as Kurrentschrift or Alte Deutsche Schrift ("old German script").'

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German Kurrent “e” and greek letter “eta”

I was wondering, if the fact that in German Kurrent script the small letter "e" looks similar to the small Greek letter "eta" is just coincidence? Both look almost like the "n" that we use nowadays.
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I need to know information from an old German birth certificate

I need to know some information about my grandpa from an old German birth certificate shown below. He was born in Bochum. The birth certificate is written in Sütterlin and I cannot read this type of ...
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Help deciphering a Kurrent letter

My abilities in neither German nor Kurrent are very advanced, and i need some help trying to decipher a letter from 1758. I checked on the Wikimedia Commons page for the image of this letter, but ...
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Have been trying to translate this.. hoping it some info of a great grandfather

I have been trying to translate this text from an church record any help would be very helpful.
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Can anyone translate the writing on the back of this postcard from 1936?

It is a postcard from 1936, with Hitler shaking hands with a lady with the military behind them.
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Help decipher a handwritten street name from 1910

I'm in a similar situation to the question here Help deciphering a handwritten marriage record and hope this also counts as on-topic. The image below is from about 1910 and the document was signed in ...
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Help deciphering a handwritten marriage record

Before posting this question, I glanced through meta (especially Are questions on reading of old handwritings on topic?) and judged this to be on-topic: please let me know how I can improve if that is ...
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German old handwriting recognition - help

Can somebody help me with this german word. I have this handwriting in one picture. What is name of place This is found on one picture from my grandfather. He worked in Austria. And this is one ...
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Is there a service to help transcribe Kurrentschrift into Latin script?

I have several documents that I need transcribed from Kurrentschrift into modern German script (really just a text file, notepad would be perfect). Some examples of the documents I'm looking to have ...
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Translate late 1800's postcard to English

I have a postcard from the family of my 3-times-great grandmother written in old German that was sent to some of their family that came to America. The picture was taken in Hechingen, Germany. My 3-...
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Read old handwritten Text

A few months ago I bought an old book, it was printed in ~1801 and it has a name entry (?) at the first page. Anybody can fully read that? I personally cannot. What I think: ... ... Auktion im ...
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Erkennung einer alten Handschrift

Ich habe eine Kopie eines Manuskripts aus dem 18 Jahrhundert. Es handelt sich um die Geburtstagskantate für Prinzessin Ulrike einschließlich des Textes. Die Kopie ist nicht besonders gut. Die ...
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Übungen zum Lesen der Kurrentschrift

Gibt es eine Webseite mit Übungen, um Kurrentschrift zu lesen? Sofort alte Briefe in exzentrischer Handschrift zu lesen, ist etwas schwierig, sodass es nett wäre, sich etwas einzuüben.