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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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Transcription of Kurrent Text from 1917

The following historical photograph on Wikimedia Commons has some obvious mistakes regarding the Transcription (at least i assume) , but i'm not able to decipher it completely and correctly. Since I ...
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Help reading an 1804 handwritten note about Kamchatka

I have a small paleographical problem here: reading the quickly written key to an 1804 illustration of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. I think I can recognize about half of the words: A. ein ... a. ...
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What is this symbol for a small weight?

I'm going through old handwritten recipes from 1895 and found this symbol for a small weight that I can't figure out. The recipe starts as follows: Strudel Man nimmt dazu 4 Eier, 10 ?? Hefe, 1/4 ℔ ...
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Handwritten document 4/4

The last one that I have and have no idea what is it about!
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Understanding an old handwritten document (2/4)

Here is another document I can't read nor understand what type of document this is I'd be very grateful for your comments
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What does this old handwritten document say?

I have some documents written in German. I can barely make out some of the words. May be someone could read or understand what kind of document this is? Thank you. I also upload some of them
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Can anyone read this note (found hidden in a 1st edition copy of Alexander von Humboldt's Kosmos)

This note was hidden in a set of books I recently bought (Kosmos by Alexander von Humboldt, 1st edition 1845). I recognise dates (April 1839, 1840) and sums, so this might be some note about costs or ...
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Understanding an old handwritten document from 1840

I have some documents written in German. I can barely make out some of the words. May be someone could read or understand what kind of document this is?
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Understanding an old handwritten document from 1850

I have some documents written in German. I can barely make out some of the words. May be someone could read or understand what kind of document this is?
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Modern name or translation of the illness "der rothen Sucht"

I'm trying to translate an old family bible from the 1870s and stumbled upon a cause of death of a child that I'm struggling with. The writing is in an old handwriting (Sütterlin?) so it's a bit of ...
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Deciphering a Hessen Hussar Regiment Patrol Report Header from 1791

Please help decipher the heading of the Patrol Report.
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Deciphering a Hessen Hussar Regiment Patrol Report from 1795

Looking to decipher of the two red highlighted sections of the attached report. My ancestor that is mentioned in the report is Leyman.
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1798 German handwriting Translation Help

My ancestor was a Hessen Hussar in 1798 with General Major Schreiber's Hussar Squadron. I would like help in getting what I outlined in red on the following documents translated.
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Trying to understand these old German records from 1897 for a genealogy project

I'm doing some genealogy work and found someone who I think can help me dive deeper but I can't read it at all. Any help would be so greatly appreciated :)
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Old german certificate

Can you translate what is written here, please?
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Postcard transcription, german, old handwriting

I got my hands on an old german postcard and I am trying to read it. For now that is how far I got (but I am not sure if everything is really right): Liebe Freunde! Betrefs euhrem kommen kann ich ...
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Interpretation of two handwritten Kurrent words

I am currently transcribing a letter of 2 May 1892 from Professor of Philosophy Marcus Jacob Monrad (1816-97) in Christiania (Oslo) to the German translator, i.a. of Ibsen, Louis/Ludwig Passarge. ...
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Interpretation of one word in difficult Kurrent handwriting

I am currently transcribing a letter from 1893 from Professor of Philosophy Marcus Jacob Monrad (1816-97) in Christiania (Oslo) to Professor Adolf Lasson (1832-1917) in Berlin. However, I have ...
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Transcription of letter from ca. 1890 in Kurrent - difficult words

I am currently transcribing a letter from about 1890 from the Norwegian Professor of Philosophy Marcus Jacob Monrad to an unnamed Italian Professor. However, I have problems with deciphering three ...
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Deciphering of Kurrent handwriting

I am transcribing an old philosophical letter, dated 11 May 1892, from the Norwegian Professor of Philosophy Marcus Jacob Monrad (1816-97) to an unknown recipient. Further to this, I have problems ...
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Transcription of letter in Kurrent ca. 1880 - difficult word

I am transcribing a letter from about 1880 from the Norwegian Professor of Philosophy Marcus Jacob Monrad to the Swiss "Poet priest" Friederich Oser https://www.wikibook.wiki/wiki/de/...
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Interpretation von Kurrent Handschrift

Interpretation von Kurrent Handschrift Ich versuche, ein altes Kurrentmanuskript von 1857 von Marcus Jacob Monrad https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Jacob_Monrad an Karl Rosenkranz https://de....
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Interpretation of one single handwritten word

In the attached and below deciphered text, I have problems with interpreting one single word, marked with XXX. Any suggestions?: Sie — und noch mehr Andere — werden vielleicht finden, dass die ...
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Deciphering of difficult Kurrent (?) handwriting [closed]

As you will see from my profile, I am interested in philosophy. Further to this, I am striving with transcribing and translating a lot of philosophy related letters written in the German language ...
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Deciphering of difficult handwriting

I have tried to transcribe a difficult handwritten text. My try runs like this: Die theologischen Professoren hatten von ihm eigentlich eben genug nur gehört, ein Vorurtheil gegen diesen "...
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troublesome Gothic script word in Bible inscription

Jacob Kiefer 1845 und Katharina Zoebst Wir... ... Dir eine kleine bibel Margaretha Kiefer wilst Du in der stille singen und dem Herrn ein opfer bringen lerne wie Du kanst allein singen buch und ...
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A letter from 1872 in Kurrent

I noticed some of you are better at reading Sütterlin than I, who only learned it because in German high school math linear algebra class we wrote vector variables using Sütterlin letters. I did some ...
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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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Deciphering an handwritten sentence

I'm trying to decipher the following handwritten text. My best guess is: man wird mir immer die Deutung als Automorphismen der formel(?) entstehenden(?) Links(oder Rechts-)Ideale als Richtschnur ...
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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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How to translate this handwritten sentence?

I need help translating this sentence. Sie sehen daß noch nicht alles was den Auszeichnungen herauszulesen vor. My problems here are that I cannot understand the use of "daß" (shouldn't be the ...
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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.
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