Re: Vienna birth record: Mathilde LOWE #austria-czech

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Message text written by Celia Male
Obviously we do not want dozens of identical replies,
but once the moderator has found a consensus - I would
hope that at least two or three could be posted to the
SIG, thus benefiting us all. =

I have just come across a website which suggests we
all write our family history in normal typeface and
then convert it into Kurrent to perfect our reading
skills! I wonder if anyone has tried this download and
if works?

Celia Male [U.K.]

Dear friends,

On Celia's first topic, I agree that seeing a variety of postings on a
given issue such as occupations helps me to sort out in my own mind which
are the most plausible. If we don't have discussions on such an important
topic as ancestors' ways of life, then we end up with a bunch of names,
"signifying nothing," to quote C. S. Eliot. :-)

I think that David Laufer might have been referring specifically to
members' interpretations of ViewMate files. In that case, members
usually reply privately. I don't remember a JewishGen policy
on this matter.

Re: Celia's second topic, I have indeed downloaded a Kurrent type and
then typed the various names in my own family in this type face,
thereby gaining some facility in reading Kurrent files. Not sure if I
used this specific web site, since I did this activity in the late 1990s.
I also did this exercise with the Suetter font.

Maureen Tighe-Brown

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