Sunday, May 5, 2013

In The Beginning...


Hi All,

Many of my blog postings will be related to Jewish genealogical information found primarily on Eastern European sites . As a result, most, if not all of the references, will not be in English. However, don’t let this scare you away! It is possible to use the Google Chrome browser with Google Translate added on as an extension. While not perfect, it is possible to automatically translate entire web pages into your chosen language.

You can also find Google Translate at http://translate.google.com/. In this case, you would need to copy/paste the foreign language text or the URL into the provided translation box,  select your languages of choice using, “From: Detect language” and “To” (your language of choice), click “translate button, and your translation should appear in the box to the right.

The browser, Firefox/Mozilla, offers “Google Translator for Firefox” as an add-on, and you can use the free download, FoxLingo from http://www.foxlingo.com/, as well.

A Bing Translator is also available at http://www.bing.com/translator/ . I haven't tried it, but since I'm not a computer geek I would suggest that you try them all and see what suits you best.

If you find other easy to use translators out there please let us all know!

So, are you ready for some interesting  genealogical information???? Well, stay tuned!! I’ll be back soon!