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Expert Question: I need to learn how to read and translate document from various European countries.  Where's the best place to look for assistance?

Expert Answer: Authors Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman's book, Following the Paper Trail: A Multilingual Translation Guide is an excellent source to assist genealogists with deciphering foreign language documents.  It is divided into three parts by the type of language - Germanic, Romance, Slavic and other languages.  The Germanic languages include German and Swedish, the Romance languages cover French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish, the Slavic include Czech, Polish and Russian, and the "other" languages covered are Hungarian and Lithuanian.  For each language, the authors give a short description pertaining to the background and evolution of the language, examples of the alphabets in print and cursive forms and a short dictionary of useful words in translating records.  There are also examples of documents such as birth, marriage and death certificates, ships records, and passports in the foreign language with translations and instructions what to look for in order to decipher them.  Although it will require some practice to fluently read foreign documents, this book is a must in learning how to read them.  It is published by Language & Lineage Press, 60 Old Northville Road, New Milford, CT 06776 and costs $25.00.

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