[Marathon County, Lincoln County] Plus aids for German Language and Handwrtiting
Circuit Rider records: Lutheran and Methodist
Circuit rider journal / experiences
First one or two generations: parents’ birth places listed
German handwriting; German language [more on that below]
Centennial booklets; church directories
“A Work in Progress” -- collection is not complete.
Separate page lists those churches whose records we have.
GERMAN HANDWRITING; GERMAN LANGUAGE
Samples of handwritten church records
Archaic vs “current” German handwriting
Gothic print characters -- Handout
List of German words common to church records: Taufe…, Trau…., Todten [Baptism, Marriage, Death]
If I Can, You Can Read German Handwriting…, by Edna M. Bentz
German-English Dictionaries: Cassells German Dictionary; German-English, English-German by Harold T. Betteridge