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Writings and languages
The German Fraktur and Kurrent scripts (website in French)
First Steps in reading the Kurrent script on the website of Geschichte Online (History Online), a collaboration of Austrian universities.
Kurrent is an old form of German language handwriting based on late medieval cursive writing, also known as Kurrentschrift or Alte Deutsche Schrift ("Old German script"). Over the history of its use into the first part of the 20th century, many individual letters acquired variant forms.
Sütterlin was a modern script based on Kurrentschrift that is characterized by simplied letters and vertical strokes that was taught in Germans schools until 1941. (from Wikipedia ... more)
The Old German script, (FF, A.L.G.H.) (text in German)
Cat-Fons by Peter WIEGEL
alte deutsche Handschriften
Sütterlinschrift (Sütterlin script), or Sütterlin for short, is the last widely used form of the old German blackletter handwriting (Deutsche Kurrentschrift). In Germany, the old German cursive script developed in the 16th century replacing the Gothic handwriting at the same time that bookletters developed into the Fraktur typeface. Some people refer to all old German handwriting scripts as Sütterlin, although variants of the Kurrent script were in use centuries before graphic artist Ludwig Sütterlin (1865?1917) was born. Sütterlin was commissioned to create a modern handwriting script by the Prussian ministry for culture in 1911 and his handwriting scheme gradually replaced the older cursive scripts. The word Sütterlin is nowadays often used to refer to all varieties of Old German handwriting although this specific script was only taught in all German schools from 1935 to 1941. (from Wikipedia ... more)
The German Sütterlin script
We learn Sütterlin (both in German).
SLP 2000 to learning Sütterlin. (German)
Tutorials under this link.
Paleographic course Arisitum (website in French)
Brigham Young University presents his Center for Family History and Genealogy as well as his
Script Tutorials for German Script (Page in German and English) and French Script (Page in French or English)
Atelier paléographique des Archives Nationales Luxembourg française (in French)
learning LATIN (a practical online tutorial for beginners)
LATIN for beginners and advanced learners (in French)
LATIN 1: THE EASY WAY (c) 1999 by C.J. Cherryh
Frag mal Cäsar (in German)
Lateinische Berufs-, Standes- und Verwandtschaftsbezeichnungen
Le Latin Généalogique
The luxembourgish Online Dictionary Lu-Fr-De-Pt-En
Dictionary of the French language by Emile Littré
Frühneuhochdeutsches Wörterbuch (in German with Google Books)
German Dictionary by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (University of Trier)
Dictionary of the Luxembourgish language (University of Luxembourg)
Books related to this topic
the C. A. Starke Verlag is proposing some interesting books !
Buy with Amazon the book Deutsche Schreibschrift: Lehrbuch: Lesen und Schreiben lernen at Euro 12,00.
Degener-Verlag holds some books and documents in connection with this topic especially the book Paläographie ? Aktenkunde ? Archivalische Textsorten (ISBN: 3-7686-1064-0) at a price of Euro 19,80
Alte Kirchenbücher richtig lesen - Hand- und Übungsbuch für Familiengeschichtsforscher, Roger P. Minert im Verlag E & U Brockhaus, Wuppertal, 2005 (ISBN 3-930132-25-7)
Further books and CD's at Johann Heinrich Barth.
The Verlag Hahnsche Buchhandlung, Taschenbuch der Zeitrechnung des deutschen Mittelalters und der Neuzeit by Herman GROTEFEND, (1986).
Hachette, Paris by Louis-Jean CALVET (1996): Histoire de l?écriture
Editions du CÉFAL, Liège by Jean-François GILMONT (1998): Le livre, du manuscrit à l?ère électronique. Notes de bibliologie.
A Latin-French-German Dictionary by 'Victor RACINE' can be ordered in the roots.lu-shop. This document makes your researches in the parochia registers easier !
Do you know other internet sites, other books related to this page, then send us this information. Thank you in advance for your kind help !
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