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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Tuesday's Tip: Help with French-to-English Genealogy Translations
We know your frustration.... You've just found an ancestor's record – but you can't read it! What do you do now?
If you can read the handwriting well enough, you can try typing the information into Google Translate and hope for a good result. You can also try using a foreign word list with English translations and hope you do not miss any important details. A better solution is to hire a translator. A genealogy translator will transcribe (copy) and translate the record for you so that you do not have to deal with handwriting and language issues.
Godfrey currently offers French-to-English translations. If you're interested, please call the library at 860-346-4375 for more information about this service.