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Exploring German Records with Katherine Schober at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

March 19, 2024
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Where are your people from? Join HSP in our 2024 genealogy webinar series as we explore how to research ancestors from six of the most common historical migrant groups to Pennsylvania.

Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting

Learn the top tips and tricks for deciphering the old German script! With tips on how to easily recognize certain letters, how to tell tricky letters apart, abbreviations, spelling variations, names, and more, you’ll be amazed at what you can do after only an hour of learning.

This webinar is part of an HSP 200th anniversary series called Peopling Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

Katherine Schober of Germanology Unlocked is a German-English genealogy speaker, author, and translator, specializing in the old German handwriting. She is the author of “The Magic of German Church Records” and “Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting”, as well as the creator of the online courses “Reading the Old German Handwriting” and “German for Genealogists”. Katherine lives in Bend, Oregon with her Austrian husband and their son, and can be reached via e-mail at or at her website.

Click here to register to attend! The event is free for all members of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
(215) 732-6200