Dr. Elke Hedstrom's native language is German. She is a professional translator experienced in old German handwriting (Kurrent, Suetterlin) and Fraktur print. Her area of specialization is German genealogy.

Dr. Elke Hedstrom

Professional Translator
Specializing in German Genealogy

Old German Script Translations Website

622 Perdido Drive, Garland, Texas 75043, USA
Tel: (972) 279-9279       Fax: (972) 279-9279

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  • Native German Speaker
  • Ph.D. in 17th Century German Literature
  • M.L.S. Degree in Library Science
  • Many Years of Translating Experience focusing mainly on Documents pertaining to German Genealogy


  • Dallas Genealogical Society
  • German-Texan Heritage Society
  • Dallas Goethe Center


  • Translation of Documents written in the Old German Script:
    • Church records, family letters, postcards, diaries.
    • Other items of genealogical interest.

  • Translation of Contemporary Correspondence:
    • Letters to German archives, churches, libraries, and private persons.

  • Translation of Historical Texts:
    • Village and family histories.


  • Documents written in the Old German Script (Fraktur, Kurrent, Sütterlin)
    • Print: $15.00 per 100 English words (discount for longer projects).
    • Hand-written: This task is very difficult and time consuming - hourly charge: $35.00

  • Documents written in Today's Script:
    • $12.00 per 100 English words (discount for longer projects)

  • Looking at Microfilms of Church Records
    • Hourly charge: $35.00

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