German church records
How reliable are translation and indexing of German church records? Because many of us are limited by an inability to read either German or the old handwriting it seems an impossible task to verify the accuracy. When possible, I like to verify records by cross checking with other known information but that is impossible if I can't even read the handwriting. Some assurance that the folks doing the translations have some level of expertise would be comforting! Also what is the best way to learn to read them (called Kurrentschrift, I think)? Thank you!