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This is a page to bring together Wikitreers with language skills (who are able and willing to volunteer some time and energy from time to time), with those Wikitreers who need assistance in interpreting a resource in a language other than their own.

If you would like to volunteer, please click edit and take a look below to see where and how the other volunteers are added, no add yourself in the same way. If you really don't know how, you can just copy and paste one of those parts with the |- now replace the copied info with your own name link (WikiTree ID) info and what you are able to help or assist members with. You can check in preview mode if it looks good and save when it does. If it doesn't look good just leave the page. (don't save). If you would like some help with adding you to the list below, just ask and some else will help to get you added to the list.

If you ARE seeking information or assistance please keep in mind that the people listed here are not receiving notifications of messages added here, you will have to contact them personally. They may not always be available for help when you need it and they are under no obligations to provide it at all. Approach volunteers with no expectations and you will not be disappointed. Wikitree is a collaborative resource that works well because so many people give freely of their time. Please try to give back to our community if you can.

For glossaries (definitions of common foreign language terms) see Wikitree language resources. Help us improve this list with definitions for languages not already included or by expanding exisiting definitions.

For other related information and help see the Genealogy Help section.

Language Wikitree volunteer Info
Afrikaans Philip Van der Walt My native languages are Afrikaans and English (both sides of the family were bilingual). I also speak, read and write Dutch fluently.
Afrikaans Ronel Olivier My native language is Afrikaans and I am available to help
Afrikaans Louis Johannes Louw My home language is Afrikaans and i will help with documents that is in Afrikaans(One of the 11 official languages of South Africa)
Afrikaans Susanna de Bruyn My native language is Afrikaans and willing to help
Afrikaans Anneme van Berge My native language is Afrikaans and willing to help translate any documents and information.
Arabic/French Fadhl I am able to help with Arabic from time to time.
Arabic/French Richard Hay I am a native English speaker with fluency in Arabic and French.
Basque Anders Lanzén I am Swedish but living in the Spanish Basque country and also speak Basque (euskera).
Czech Stanislav Hostomský Native Czech speaker with some English skills.
Czech Ladislav Dvořák Native Czech speaker
Czech Petr Sedloň Native Czech speaker, I am available with translation short texts from Czech to English.
Czech Michelle Hartley Available to help with Czech Republic research and Czech parish online digital archives in Latin & Czech Language. I am available to research in Oklahoma.
Czech/Slovak Anton Molčan Native Slovak speaker living in the Czech Republic. Happy to assist with translations. (I may also be able to help with some rudimentary Hungarian, Polish or Ukrainian in Czecho-Slovak records)
Danish Susan Laursen Danish native speaker.
Danish Paul Bech I'm not a native speaker but can interpret most genealogical info from church register entries, and may be able to help in searching the registers.
Dutch Annemarie Kalishoek I am Dutch and willing to translate from English to Dutch or from Dutch to English
Dutch Jennie Schouten I am Dutch, I can help search in Dutch databases and translate Dutch information into English
Dutch Martyn Grifhorst I am Dutch and live in the Netherlands. I'm willing to help in translation, interpretation and searching in Dutch databases
Dutch Jan Terink I am Dutch and can be of assistance in suggesting and/or looking up sources, translate Dutch to English, and visit local archives if necessary
Dutch Bea Wijma I am Dutch and willing to look for sources in Dutch databases, and translate in English or German.
Dutch Margreet Beers I am Dutch and can be of assistance in suggesting and/or looking up sources, translate in English and German and can be of assistance for any Spanish translations (not as fluent as my English and German).
Dutch Lennart van Haaften I'm Dutch and can help translate Dutch records and search Dutch archives.
Dutch Astrid Spaargaren I am Dutch, but born German and willing to look for sources in Dutch databases, and translate in English or German.
Esperanto Scott Starkey I'm a fluent Esperanto speaker
Farsi خسرو ادیب سمیعی (Khosrow Adib Samii) I'm a fluent speaker of Farsi
Finnish Atro Tossavainen Finnish is my native language and I live in Finland. I am willing to help with translation, interpretation and searching in Finnish databases.
Finnish Juha Soini A native of Finland. I used to live in Sweden and am fluent in Swedish as well as quite good at English.
French P Cousineau I am a fluent French speaker.
French Roland Arsenault Acadian French is my native language.
French Barbara Cutter Studied French for 8 years.
French Maggie N I am American.I'm not a native speaker but willing to help translate genealogical records.
French Guy Constantineau French canadian is my native language. I'm willing to help in translation, interpretation and searching in french databases (Québec).
French Jean-Marie Baltimore French is my native language and I live in France as well. I'm willing to help translate genealogical documents and do some lookouts on French databases (France and all French overseas departments like Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Barthélémy, etc).
French Isabelle Rassinot French is my native language and I live in France. I'm willing to help translate genealogical documents and also research specific documents in the French or Belgian archives (online). I would also be happy to provide biographies in French (for French notables, for example).
French Emma McBeth Although not a native speaker, I can read and write French and have experience translating genealogical documents (as long as they are not full of legal jargon). As a greeter, I also help greet new guests in French.
French Benjamin Frey Fluent in French. Native English Speaker. I'm not a professional translator, but I'm happy to help translate or interpret documents.
French Sylvain Plante my first interest is to help other with name, grammar and location (and there name) for there ancestors from France, Québec (yes an accent), and other particularly of the french language. I'm also well documented on Canada' history to help other to pinpoint their ancestor in the different stage of Canadian history (Nouvelle-France, British colonisation, Haut-Canada et Bas-Canada to the Confédération of 1867, etc.).
French/Canadian French Rachel Nadeau I was born and raised in Lewiston, Maine USA, where many Quebequois migrated. The French-Canadian vernacular was spoken at home and with other relatives. I learned standard French in school. I understand the spoken language best, but can read and speak well enough to "get by".
German Thorsten Alge I am a German native speaker offering assistance in translating and interpreting German genealogical sources. I am also able to read old German Script in most cases.
German Nicky Dorrington I am a fluent German speaker willing to help in translating German documents and records
German Martyn Grifhorst I'm not a native speaker but can interpret most genealogical info
German Katharina Boss German is my native language. I am also fluent in English. I can read old German script without a problem and descipher handwritings in most cases.
German Andreas Köhler I am a German native speaker offering assistance in translating and interpreting German genealogical sources
German Daniel Schewe I am a German native speaker offering assistance in translating and interpreting German genealogical sources. I am also able to read old German Script in most cases.
German Thorsten Alge I am a German native speaker offering assistance in translating and interpreting German genealogical sources into English
German Marianna Campbell I have been working with Old High German for over 10 years. I am not a native speaker but have taken several college courses in German. I can help with the translation of most documents. There are several words in old high german that I cannot translate due to the fact that they are slang and no translation exists in current languages.
German Bea Wijma I am willing to help in translating German documents and records and/ or look for them in the German online archives.
German Reinhard John I am a native German speaker
German Lothar Wolf I am a native German speaker offering assistance in translating and interpreting German genealogical sources. I am also able to read old German Script in most cases.
German Michael Wolfgang Dietrich I am a native German speaker offering assistance in translating German genealogical sources.
German Constantin S. Groß I am a native German speaker. However, I'm not very good at reading old script (or scruffy handwriting in general, for that matter).
German Astrid Spaargaren I am Dutch, but born German, reading and (lazy at writing German) understanding modern German 100% and willing to look at any German document that needs translation to Dutch or English or for sources in Dutch databases, and translate in English or even German.
German Alex Pippitt I studied in Germany for 4.5 years; my husband is a native speaker. We can help with translation.
Haitian Creole Brian Loiseau Brian is a native English speaker and an advanced speaker of Haitian Creole (our first to register!). He is new to WikiTree, and is available to welcome Haitian members or assist with the language.
Hebrew ShiraDestinie JonesLandrac Spoke modern Hebrew (interII) 20 yr ago, now read Biblical and Ketubah Hebrew fairly well, can help with marriage and family docs. ShiraDest
Hindi Vivek Chamedia Hindi is used in India. Vivek is a native speaker and is willing and able to assist.
Hungarian J (Palotay) Szent-Györgyi I'm fluent in Hungarian and have some experience with translating genealogical records into English. (I can also often manage the basic sort of Latin that occurs in church registers.)
Hungarian Ádám Kovács I am a native hungarian offering help with translating and deciphering genealogical records from Hungary.
Hungarian Maggie N I am American.I'm not a native speaker but willing to help translate genealogical records.
Italian Enrico Davini If wikitree users need to translate (or read) italian documents , I can help . please look my profile in wikitree and my web site http://www.genealogiadavini.it or my group "Cognome Davini" on Facebook
Italian Caitlin Arndt Native English speaker, fluent in Italian. I'm available for translation IT>EN as needed. Though I consider English my native language, Sicilian was what I learned first, learning Italian formally later. So, if you happen to be having translation trouble in regard to Sicily, I may be able to help.
Japanese Catlan McCann Intermediate to Advanced speaker of Japanese and fluent speaker of English
Latin Maggie N Willing to help translate genealogical records.
Latin Michelle Hartley Willing to help read Latin records
Latin Samantha Rogers Willing to help translate Latin records.
Lithuanian Adrija Jackson Lithuanian is my mother language. Fluent in English.
Mandarin Willa Truter English and Afrikaans seems to have loads of people already - but let me know if I can help. I could also perhaps help out with some Mandarin (Chinese) - and where I cant translate, I might be able to refer you to my friends that will be able to
Norwegian We are in need of a Norwegian-speaking volunteer. Can you help? Note that any native Swedish-speaking person can help with Norwegian as the laguages are very similiar. I'm available until a native volunteer is found - Juha Soini
Polish M. Kurdej I am a Polish native speaker. I can help you in translation from time to time. I may have some piece of advice on searching for ancestors in Poland. I may help with documents in Polish, Russian or Latin.
Polish Mike Choroszewski I am English, I can read and speak Polish, although not fluent I would be happy to help.
Polish Caitlin Arndt Native English speaker, fluent in Polish. Can offer translation PL>EN or vice versa as needed. My education in Polish is formal but I have also lived in Poland.
Portuguese Roland Arsenault I know a bit of Portuguese and can decipher some records.
Portuguese Arturo Cuellar I'm from Mexico and fluent in English and Spanish. Also, I can help to read Portuguese. I like to help as volunteer in these three languages.
Portuguese Jean-Marie Baltimore Portuguese is not my native language but I lived more than 15 years in Brazil and have been married 3 times and still is married to a Brazilian. I'm willing to help translate Portuguese genealogical records to English or French.
Romanian Radu Croitor Radu can assist with translation of Romainian.
Russian Oleg Zhoglo I speak Russian.
Russian Evelina Staub I can help with translation of Russian documents into English and German, but I can't read handwriting.
Sinhalese Kisholi Mendis I am Sri Lankan and am a native speaker of Sinhalese (also identified as Singhalese). I have full speaking and writing proficiency and would love to help in any way I can.
Slovak Caitlin Arndt Native English speaker, advanced proficiency in Slovak. Can translate documents from SK>EN as needed. Not fluent, but very proficient in reading.
Spanish Arturo Cuellar I'm from Mexico and fluent in English and Spanish. Also, I can help to read Portuguese. I like to help as volunteer in these three languages.
Spanish Seán Sloane Johnson English is my mother tongue but speak Spanish fluently, Catalan fairly well
Spanish Ignacio García Schmidt I'm a Chilean living in Australia at the moment, willing to help in translating to and from Spanish
Spanish Brittany Schaefer I am not a native speaker but I can help interpret some genealogical documents.
Spanish Claire Cabler Native speaker of English but quite fluent in Spanish. Willing to help with translation to and from Spanish.
Spanish Marianna Campbell I am not a native speaker but I can help interpret some genealogical documents.
Spanish Katherine Venegas I am a native Spanish speaker.
Swedish Anders Lanzén I am Swedish but living in the Spanish Basque country and also speak Basque (euskera).
Swedish Dudley Hicks I have been living in Sweden for almost 50 years and speak and read Swedish fluently. I also have access to records in the Swedish National Archives in Gothenburg and I can help with seaching the archives and the translation of the results, if necessary.
Swedish Lena Svensson A native of Sweden. Fluent in English so I can help you understand Swedish records and documents..
Swedish Maria Lundholm A native of Sweden. Can assist in translation Swedish to English. Understands written Danish and Norwegian quite well.
Swedish Juha Soini Finnish is my native language and I live in Finland. I used to live in Sweden and am fluent in Swedish as well as quite good at English.
Turkish ShiraDestinie JonesLandrac Conversant in spoken and written Turkish, can help with post-Ataturk documents. Also fully fluent in Spanish (Castillian and Mexican) and French (of France), rusty modern Hebrew. ShiraDest
Welsh Gareth Jones Native Welsh and English speaker. I can help to translate anything between these languages, in either direction.






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On 3 Aug 2018 at 15:30 GMT Baltazar Pinto wrote:

Hello,

I know fluent portuguese, german and english if needed.

On 18 Jun 2018 at 23:15 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Guys

I have had a message from a member who volunteered a week ago, appreciate it if a German speaker could some one contact as he indicates he is having trouble finding his way around

Peter he appears to be a native German speaker so may require some assistance to find his way around

Thanks Guys

Janet - Greeter

On 10 Apr 2018 at 23:37 GMT Astrid (Schellenberger) Spaargaren wrote:

Added my skills.

Hope I can help.

A.

On 9 Mar 2018 at 14:58 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi J,

I noticed you already are added, but for everyone who follows, you can just add your WikiTree ID to this page, see the instructions that are added now above the list.

And...the language volunteers are not all added to this page as managers or the trusted list, so they don't receive notifications of the messages posted here, if someone needs help they can just contact a volunteer by clicking on the name link and ask for the help in a post at their profile or by sending them a private message.

Hope it helps and thanks for mentioning it, I hope the instructions added to the page make it a bit more clear,

Greets from the Netherlands,

Bea :)

On 21 Feb 2018 at 05:02 GMT J Palotay wrote:

Why aren't there any instructions for how one is supposed to volunteer? I see that several people have attempted to do so via these comments, but they haven't all been successful. I see nothing better, however, so I'll give it a try:

I'm fluent in Hungarian and have some experience with translating genealogical records into English. (I can also often manage the basic sort of Latin that occurs in church registers.)

On 7 Feb 2018 at 23:15 GMT Brandon Richmond wrote:

Hello i would like to volunteer. I speak, read, and write spanish

On 22 Jan 2018 at 17:59 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:

New member needs language help with instructions for working on WikiTree. Is there a German speaker who could work with her? Anke Adler

Thanks, Shirley

On 15 Jan 2018 at 04:13 GMT Oleg Zhoglo wrote:

How do I add myself to the list? I speak Russian.

On 4 Jan 2018 at 00:21 GMT Anders Lanzén wrote:

Hi Paul and other language volunteers,

I am Swedish but living in the Spanish Basque country and also speak Basque (euskera). This fascinating language isolate spoken by around a million is not yet included in the Wikitree language categories and I would like to add it. Can I join as a language volunteer and would you be able to advise me how to create new language categories?

Best wishes, Anders

On 2 Jan 2018 at 20:50 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Paul

The following has offered his help. Robert is keen to assist with the work you guys do

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jackson-24942

I have asked him to visit this page and contact you direct

Regards

Janet

Volunteer Coordinator, Pre-1700 greeter, Data Doctor

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