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Sunday, January 17 “Exploring PA-German Fraktur,” 1 pm Join Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center curator Candace Kintzer Perry for an illustrated lecture on Pennsylvania German decorated manuscripts, commonly known as fraktur. Perry will introduce and define fraktur for those who are unfamiliar with these intriguing cultural artifacts, and also take the audience on a brief journey through the fraktur of Northampton and Lehigh counties. Come prepared for a lively discussion with your questions and comments. Perry is Curator of Collections at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center in Pennsburg. Included with regular museum admission or $5 donation requested. An exhibit of the NCHGS collection of Pennsylvania-German fraktur and copy books continues till February 14 in the Regional Artists Gallery during regular museum hours. Sigal Museum of the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society 342 Northampton St. Easton, PA 18042 Ph. 610 253 1222 www.sigalmuseum.org

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the Spangenberg fraktur (“the Easton Bible Artist”) – on exhibit at Sigal Museum

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The Genealogist's Guide to Fraktur: For Genealogists Researching Families of German Heritage PDF Print E-mail

NEW! The Genealogist's Guide to Fraktur: For Genealogists Researching Families of German Heritage. This all new and expanded second edition of the popular Genealogist's Guide to Fraktur offers tips on reading and understanding fraktur that have high genealogical value. Few records prior to 1850 give you as much data on a single document as these personal records, most of which were written in an archaic form of German. The Guide helps you locate and understand your family fraktur.
Softcover, 60 pages. Black & white illustrations. $19.95.