6 Jun 2015

iPad and Mac Diacritical Marks

By |6 Jun 2015|Apple, apps, genealogy, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, translations|1 Comment

Today's topic is iPad and Mac diacritical marks. If you're using your iPad (or Mac) for genealogy, you probably need to add diacritical marks to names and places. If you’re a native English speaker like me, getting your keyboard to produce these characters may be an unfamiliar process. A diacritical mark is [...]

13 May 2014

German Card for Genealogy Research

By |13 May 2014|genealogy, German Research, German translation, parish registers, translations|3 Comments

The German Card is the best $5 I’ve ever spent, certainly in research terms. The SGGS German Card is a four-panel card, hinged and laminated, that folds up to the size of a credit card. Around the outside edges of the panels are Kurrentschrift or Alte Deutsche Schrift (“old German [...]

21 Jan 2014

Translator Apps – Tuesday’s Tip

By |21 Jan 2014|apps, genealogy, iPad, iPhone, translations, Tuesday's Tip|Comments Off on Translator Apps – Tuesday’s Tip

Translator apps is the topic for this Tuesday's Tip. I may have been a whiz at history in school, but languages defeated me. That makes tech help imperative for me and for lots of other genealogists working with records in languages other than English. Here are some translator apps that [...]