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{{Outdated|there being additional translation avenues for those who can't go to the library that should be added, and the steps below are for the old website, not the new one}} The Library staff translates names, dates, places, occupations, and familial relationships on a single page -- not entire documents. They will do this as time permits. If additional translation is needed, the following suggestions may be helpful:  
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The [[Family History Library|Library]] staff translates names, dates, places, occupations, and familial relationships on a single page -- not entire documents. They will do this as time permits. If additional translation is needed, the following suggestions may be helpful:  
  
*Available through the Family History Library are Genealogy Word Lists, which provide foreign language to English translation of words found in genealogy records. They are down loadable through our web site, www.familysearch.org. Here is how you can access these publications:
 
  
1. Go to [http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]
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Available through the Family History Library and FamilySearch Wiki(Here) are Genealogy Word Lists, which provide foreign language to English translation of words found in genealogy records.  
 
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=== They are: ===
2. From the Home page, click "Family history forms" on the left side of the screen (under the "Information" heading).  
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*[[Afrikaans Word List]]
3. Select the preferred document type (example: "Letter-writing Guide" or "Word List").
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*[[Czech Republic Genealogical Word List]]
 
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*[[Danish Word List]]
4. Scroll down the screen and click on the particular Word List or Letter-writing Guide desired.
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*[[Netherlands Language and Languages]]
 
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*[[England Language and Languages]]
*Many free translation websites are available on the Internet.&nbsp;A few are:&nbsp;[http://www.freetranslation.com www.freetranslation.com],&nbsp;[http://tradukka.com http://tradukka.com], and [http://babelfish.yahoo.com/ Babel Fish].&nbsp;You can find other sites by searching for the topic "free translation" using a search engine
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*[[France Language and Languages]]
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*[[German Word List]]
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*[[Hungary Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Icelandic Word List]]
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*[[Italian Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Latin Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Netherlands Language and Languages]]
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*[[Norwegian Word List]]
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*[[Poland Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Poland Language and Languages]]
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*[[Polnisch genealogische Wortliste]]
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Swedish Genealogical Word List]]
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=== Websites that can help Translate ===
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Many free translation websites are available on the Internet.&nbsp;A few are:&nbsp;<br>
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*[http://www.freetranslation.com www.freetranslation.com],<br>
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*[http://tradukka.com http://tradukka.com]<br>
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*[http://babelfish.yahoo.com/ Babel Fish].<br>
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*[http://www.bing.com/translator/?ref=TThis Bing translate] <br>
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*[http://translate.google.com/ Google translate] <br>
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You can find other sites by searching for the topic "free translation".
  
 
*Be sure to select a reputable language [http://www.ektranslations.co.uk translation service] provider that you can trust to create an accurate translation of your website content.<br>
 
*Be sure to select a reputable language [http://www.ektranslations.co.uk translation service] provider that you can trust to create an accurate translation of your website content.<br>
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*Consider obtaining a foreign language dictionary (example: German to English, etc.). Check with your local library, bookstore, or a national bookseller.
 
*Consider obtaining a foreign language dictionary (example: German to English, etc.). Check with your local library, bookstore, or a national bookseller.
  
*You might inquire of the Consulate of a country, which uses the language of your concern. Consulates are usually located in Washington, D.C. and easily reached by phone. Branch Consular Offices are often located in major U.S. cities, especially seaport cities. You can find these numbers by using a search engine such as [http://www.google.com www.google.com] or [http://www.dexonline.com www.dexonline.com].
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*You might inquire of the Consulate of a country, which uses the language of your concern. Consulates are usually located in Washington, D.C. and easily reached by phone. Branch Consular Offices are often located in major U.S. cities, especially seaport cities. You can find these numbers by using a search engine such as [http://www.google.com Google.com] or [http://www.dexonline.com Dexonline.com].
  
 
*Public facilities such as hospitals, county/city buildings, social services offices and the Immigration and Naturalization Services offices frequently maintain a list of available professional translators for different languages.
 
*Public facilities such as hospitals, county/city buildings, social services offices and the Immigration and Naturalization Services offices frequently maintain a list of available professional translators for different languages.
  
*Local cultural groups such as "The Sons of Italy" may also agree to translate documents  
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*Local cultural groups such as "The Sons of Italy" may also agree to translate documents
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*A short classified ad in a local paper is often helpful in seeking translation services.
 
*A short classified ad in a local paper is often helpful in seeking translation services.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 01:29, 24 May 2013

The Library staff translates names, dates, places, occupations, and familial relationships on a single page -- not entire documents. They will do this as time permits. If additional translation is needed, the following suggestions may be helpful:


Available through the Family History Library and FamilySearch Wiki(Here) are Genealogy Word Lists, which provide foreign language to English translation of words found in genealogy records.

They are:



Websites that can help Translate


Many free translation websites are available on the Internet. A few are: 

You can find other sites by searching for the topic "free translation".

  • Be sure to select a reputable language translation service provider that you can trust to create an accurate translation of your website content.
  • You may inquire about translation services at your nearest university or college, possibly from its language department or through cultural groups on campus.
  • You may also hire a professional genealogist specializing in the locality that you are researching to read the document. If you wish, we can give you the contact information of some professional genealogical societies who can recommend a professional researcher to you.
  • Your church congregation or the local family history center may have persons who could translate.
  • Consider obtaining a foreign language dictionary (example: German to English, etc.). Check with your local library, bookstore, or a national bookseller.
  • You might inquire of the Consulate of a country, which uses the language of your concern. Consulates are usually located in Washington, D.C. and easily reached by phone. Branch Consular Offices are often located in major U.S. cities, especially seaport cities. You can find these numbers by using a search engine such as Google.com or Dexonline.com.
  • Public facilities such as hospitals, county/city buildings, social services offices and the Immigration and Naturalization Services offices frequently maintain a list of available professional translators for different languages.
  • Local cultural groups such as "The Sons of Italy" may also agree to translate documents
  • A short classified ad in a local paper is often helpful in seeking translation services.

 

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