Translation Services

What we can translate/transcribe

Our volunteers can translate for the following languages:

      English handwriting c. 1600, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Welsh and Yiddish. 

All translation services are provided subject to the availability of a translator. Please note, our translators are all volunteers, if you have a very complex document the translator may suggest you seek a professional translation service.

Fees for translation

There is a non-refundable fee of $10 for assessment of the material to be translated applying to both members and non-members.

The fees for the translation is as follows for FHACT members:

  • The translation rate is charged at an hourly rate of $40.00 with the first hour free.

The fees for the translation is as follows for non-members:

  • The translation rate is charged at an hourly rate of $40.00.

Accessing the translation service

You will need to attach a good quality scan of the document you want assessed to your translation request and pay the assessment fee before any translation is started.

Step 1. Request Translation Assessment

Step 2. Pay Translation Assessment Fee

Step 3. We will contact you with a quote and invoice for the translation or let you know if we can't help you.

Step 4. Pay Translation Deposit

Step 6. We will contact you when the translation is complete with an invoice for the outstanding fee.

Step 7. Pay Translation Balance

Step 8. We will email the translation to you.


Please direct any enquiries and requests for more information about translation services to

Contact Translation Services