Translators

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 remicko2002@yahoo.com.

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 pvmagda@yahoo.com.

Jakub Dajc
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 czechaccent@gmail.com or phone at 952-294-8032. For more information visit https://sites.google.com/site/czechaccent/home.

Jan Dus
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: rev.jan.services@gmail.com, web page: www.revjan.com

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 family-lines@quick.cz, more information at www.family-lines.cz. Mailing address: Kollarova 158/5, 284 01 Kutna Hora, Czech Republic.

Jacki Lewis
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.

Milan Mader
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 m.mader@charter.net 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 mbmalac@alltel.net, Phone: 706.745.3403, Address: 440 Keenview Dr., Blairsville, GA 30512.

Terezia Matus
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: tornocy@hotmail.com.

Kveta Morgan
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 flora@pioneernet.net, phone 360.766.4066, P.O. Box 93, Bow, WA 98232.

Judy Nelson
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 Prostinakova
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.

Michal Razus
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 michal.razus@gmail.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.

Katarina Vavrecka
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 katarinavavrecka@yahoo.com.

Blanche Zellmer
Blanche translates Czech and Slovak letters and documents.
Phone 507.364.7759, 37514 151 Avenue, Montgomery, MN 56069

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