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One does not need to speak fluent German in order to experience success in German research, though it does require an investment of time to gain an understanding of the German genealogical process, history, geography, language, vocabulary, handwriting, etc. Below are listed some resources that will assist you as you begin this exciting journey.  
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One does not need to speak fluent German in order to experience success with research in Austria. Below are listed some resources that will assist you as you begin this exciting journey.  
  
 
'''Language and Archaic Terms<br>'''You will need a good modern German dictionary and at least one dictionary containing the archaic terms. <br>  
 
'''Language and Archaic Terms<br>'''You will need a good modern German dictionary and at least one dictionary containing the archaic terms. <br>  
  
A [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/German_Word_List German Genealogical word ]list is available at FamilySearch Wiki.  Also available are word lists for Latin, French, Danish, Dutch and Polish languages that often appear in German records.   
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A [[German_Word_List|German Genealogical word]]list is available at FamilySearch Wiki.  Also available are word lists for Latin, Czech, Hungarian, Polish etc. languages that often appear in Austrian records.   
  
 
OnlineLatin Dictionary and Grammar Aid is available through the [http://archives.nd.edu/latgramm.htm Notre Dame University Library]  
 
OnlineLatin Dictionary and Grammar Aid is available through the [http://archives.nd.edu/latgramm.htm Notre Dame University Library]  
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The German-English Genealogical Dictionary by Ernst Thode (Baltimore, Maryland; Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. c 1992.), is a wonderful hands on archaic dictionary and is available to purchase through many different outlets online.  
 
The German-English Genealogical Dictionary by Ernst Thode (Baltimore, Maryland; Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. c 1992.), is a wonderful hands on archaic dictionary and is available to purchase through many different outlets online.  
  
Glossar für Heimat-, Haus- und Familienforschng, herausgegeben vom OÖ. Forum Volkskultur und dem OÖ. Volksbildungswerk, 2003)
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Glossar für Heimat-, Haus- und Familienforschng, herausgegeben vom OÖ. Forum Volkskultur und dem OÖ. Volksbildungswerk, 2003) '''Handwriting'''  
'''Handwriting'''  
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Once you have determined the place of origin and have found searchable records, you will need to familiarize yourself with the various types of German script. In addition to the resources already listed, additional help is available at:  
 
Once you have determined the place of origin and have found searchable records, you will need to familiarize yourself with the various types of German script. In addition to the resources already listed, additional help is available at:  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/researchcourses#germany_res Research Courses ]at FamilySearch. Free online research classes including German, French, Polish, Dutch, Scandinavian and Russian Handwriting Courses.  
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/researchcourses#germany_res Research Courses ]at FamilySearch. Free online research classes including German, French, Polish, Dutch, Scandinavian and Russian Handwriting Courses.  
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Main_Page FamilySearch Wiki]- search by keywords German Script for various training articles.
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[[Main_Page|FamilySearch Wiki]]- search by keywords German Script for various training articles.  
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One does not need to speak fluent German in order to experience success with research in Austria. Below are listed some resources that will assist you as you begin this exciting journey.

Language and Archaic Terms<br>You will need a good modern German dictionary and at least one dictionary containing the archaic terms.&nbsp;<br>

A German Genealogical wordlist is available at FamilySearch Wiki.&nbsp; Also available are word lists for Latin, Czech, Hungarian, Polish etc. languages that often appear in Austrian records. 

OnlineLatin Dictionary and Grammar Aid is available through the Notre Dame University Library

Online Latin Word List published as a reference to medieval studies.

The German-English Genealogical Dictionary by Ernst Thode (Baltimore, Maryland; Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. c 1992.), is a wonderful hands on archaic dictionary and is available to purchase through many different outlets online.

Glossar für Heimat-, Haus- und Familienforschng, herausgegeben vom OÖ. Forum Volkskultur und dem OÖ. Volksbildungswerk, 2003) Handwriting

Once you have determined the place of origin and have found searchable records, you will need to familiarize yourself with the various types of German script. In addition to the resources already listed, additional help is available at:

BYU German Script Tutorials

Minert, Roger. Deciphering Handwriting in German Documents, analyzing German, Latin, and French in Vital Records Written in Germany; Woodscross, U.S.A., GRT Publications, c 2001. FHL Intl Ref Area 417.7 M662d

Wikipedia Fraktur Script

Suetterlin Script

Research Courses at FamilySearch. Free online research classes including German, French, Polish, Dutch, Scandinavian and Russian Handwriting Courses.

FamilySearch Wiki- search by keywords German Script for various training articles.