CGSI offers a list of translators. The following individuals have offered to help CGSI members with translations. Just as members have a variety of needs, these translators offer a variety of skills.
Katarina Avnet (Also responds to Katalin Horanska)
Katarina would be happy to translate old letters, reports, etc. from Slovak or Czech. Address 10 Valerian Court, Rockville, MD 20852, 301.816.0870. E-mail received at firstname.lastname@example.org
Magda V. Born
Magda was born and lived in Prague. She is fluent in 5 languages. Magda will negotiate a fee for large translations. She now lives in Missouri.
Phone 913-375-7353. E-mail email@example.com
A native Czech speaker residing in the United States, Jakub offers English to Czech and Czech to English translation services. Jakub received a Master of Law degree from Charles University in Prague as well as a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 952-294-8032. For more information visit https://sites.google.com/site/czechaccent/home
Translations from and into the following languages: English, Czech; German; French. Address: Rev. Jan Dus, E. Vencovskeho 1141, Policka – 572 01, Czech Republic, E-mail: email@example.com, web page: www.revjan.com
Recently upgrading his education on the Charles University in Prague (historic demography, historic geography and new age paleography), Jan offers translation from Czech, German and Latin to English, specializing in the composition of family chronicles. He speaks fluently in German and English and is partially fluent in Italian, Russian and Polish.
Thomas A Keller
Thomas is a student at the University of Berlin and a native speaker of German, “rather fluent in English.” He will translate from German to English, can read old German script. He can be reached by e-mail at Thomas.A.Keller@gmx.net, also by phone (+49-30 – 42 02 07 05), fax (+49-30 – 41 93 56 14) or address to Erich-Weinert-Str. 138, D-10409 Berlin, Germany.
Dr. Eduard Kovalda
Eduard is a professional genealogist who does research in archives in the Czech Republic, he “can help with Czech, Polish, German, French and Latin.” E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, more information at www.family-lines.cz. Mailing address: Kollarova 158/5, 284 01 Kutna Hora, Czech Republic.
Jacki has done considerable study in German and worked with old German script. Also willing to work with basic Latin, and Russian translations, including old Latin/Italian script. Says she would charge for translation only if able to deliver “something of substance.” E-mail at JackiLewis@centurytel.net, phone 262.594.2903, post addressed to S90 W34240 Hwy NN, Eagle, WI 53119.
A native Czech, Milan teaches Czech language classes as well as translates from Czech to English or from English to Czech. “Familiar with Slovak and Russian as well,” but “aware of the complexities involve in translation.” Can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 952.435.6342.
Marian and Barry Malac
Czech natives, they do Czech-English translations and were suggested by a CGSI member. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 706.745.3403, Address: 440 Keenview Dr., Blairsville, GA 30512.
Terezia is a native speaker and trained teacher of Slovak language. She is also fluent in Polish, Czech, Hungarian and English. For more information send an e-mail to: email@example.com
As a Czech native, Kveta translates English to Czech and Czech to English, adding she “was even successful to decifer and translate several old handwritten documents.” Kveta will negotiate a fee for a large translation. E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 360.766.4066, P.O. Box 93, Bow, WA 98232.
Judy translates “from Old German Script aka Gothic script aka Sutterlin Schrift aka Kurrent, into English. Judy can translate from Czech, German and Latin into English. Documents only, not personal letters unless brief and legible. $8 to $12 per document depending on size and difficulty. Quotes given.” E-mail JudyNelson08@gmail.com, 10265 Ulmerton Rd, #123, Largo, FL 33771.
Southeast Jones County, IA Web Site: http://www.oxfordjctgenealogy.com
Susan lists Czech and Slovak (rusyn) on her business card and includes finding relatives in Slovakia as one of her interests. She can be reached by e-mail at Tinseltown242003@yahoo.com, phone at 914.969.8252, and post at 56 Ketell Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704.
Slovak is Michal’s native tongue. He is a history student at the University of Presov and offers guide and translation services, especially to those interested in Slovak history and who are planning a visit to Slovakia. He speaks English fluently and has experience in archive search. He can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com. Web site: http://www.slovak-ancestry.com or http://facebook.com/slovakancestry. Michal is available to CGSI members to discuss their questions regarding heritage or language.
A native Slovak, Katarina was raised in the former Czechoslovakia, studied history and ethnology at Komensky University in Bratislava where she “became knowledgable in old fashioned words, which are no longer used but are found in old documents.” Is now a US citizen fluent in English living in Clearwater, Florida. Can be reached by phone at 727-895-6243, and by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blanche translates Czech and Slovak letters and documents.
Phone 507.364.7759, 37514 151 Avenue, Montgomery, MN 56069
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