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Help with German given names

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Re: Help with German given names

Posted: 16 May 2013 9:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Ryan,

What year is the certificate?
A few suggestions:
1)look up the family on a census to see if you can come close to the death year.
2)look for all handwriting on it that is the same and try to play a process of elimination with the alphabet. The first letter of the name looks like a "T". Can you send a larger scan across?
3)if this is a child's certificate, the cemetery might have the parent's name.
4)take it to a pharmacy and ask the pharmacist to read it...they are a good resource for deciphering terrible handwriting.
5)try www.fultonhostory.com for an obit...put the name in quotes followed by the year.
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MassBoehm 29 Apr 2013 9:38PM GMT 
WGFGER 30 Apr 2013 8:04AM GMT 
Tom_Sugden 17 May 2013 3:04AM GMT 
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