What is the difference between a fraktur and a Taufschein (birth and baptism certificate)? Print
Friday, 20 April 2012 10:10

Fraktur is an "umbrella" term that includes many categories such as bookplates, writing specimens, religious texts, and Taufscheine (the plural form of Taufschein). Fraktur artists and professional scriveners even made Bible records that are included in the genre of fraktur. To the delight of family historians researching German heritage, the most numerous type of fraktur is the Taufschein.