Saturday, September 26, 2009



This weekend I am attending a two day class on reading German Script.

It is proving to be great.   What we covered is Sutterlin and Kurrent.   We can now read the letters when printed with much accuracy but, as with any cursive writing, it is difficult with the variations of penmanship.

Tomorrow we will learn Fraktur.   My Mutti had a Fairy Tale Book written in Fraktur, so  perhaps I can read it, or at least identify what is written.   

What I found on reading some of the old Church records is that there is a combination of styles in some of the records.   Some of the letters are Roman Script and some German Script.    The Roman letters are no problem. 

After this class I (hopefully) will be able to read the old records, or at least give it a shot.



  1. Claudia,

    Good luck! It takes practice to read German script. The capital B looks like a L - my name Bergmeister definitely doesn't look like the way we would write it. I haven't mastered Fraktur yet, so you'll have to post about it.

    I just commented on my blog on your comment to answer your question on the images. Email me if you have any questions!

  2. That's great! I would love to learn to read the various German scripts, but right now I'm just concentrating on learning German. Good luck.