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Researching in foreign language

Topic of Genealogical Society meeting

Linda Colton will be the guest speaker for the Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meeting on Nov. 10 at noon at the Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles.

"Researching in a Foreign Language" will include learning how to use "Google Translator," finding online lists of common genealogical terms in almost any language, finding handwriting guides, deciphering foreign language websites, and using message boards and email to ask for help in translating.

Those in attendance we will look at Research Guides and videos that will cover the history of certain countries that changed hands and therefore languages over time. Some churches in the U.S. also kept their records in a foreign

language when the congregation was made up of immigrants, and one will learn how to obtain help for these records.

The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. The public and guests are welcome.

For more information call Sandra Bisset at 541-298-1240 or email


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