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German churches, not civil authorities, were the ones who meticulously kept track of their members' births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths. These records are filled with information, including your ancestor's name, parents' names, occupations, dates, relationships, and more. There is one problem: They're not written in English. In this how-to guide, learn how to extract the information you need from German church records without having to decipher every word on the page. The guide includes examples of German transcriptions and English translations. This is a valuable resource for anyone doing German research.