When asking for translation help, is it possible to ask a specific person to look at the submission? If so, how does one do this?
@Roberta Egelston @Helen Cromar each time you want to make a request for any kind of help, start a new question by joining the applicable community such as the German Community. Most of the time, it is best to "ask a question" - do this by selecting the arrow to the right of "new discussion". Asking a question allows you to accept the answer or let us know you would like more help.
We are so glad when you join our communities - It is a great place to get help and to help others! We have a lot of talented, experienced participants here.
Be sure to review the links at the top of our community page for some great resources - we add new ones as we find them.
Thanks for being patient as we wait for a response to come from a volunteer with the needed skill set. It would be good if you included the identification number of this person in Family Search Family Tree so we can see the bigger picture.
We look forward to your comments and questions. You are always welcome to use the @ sign and a name as I did above. This causes an email notification to be sent to the individual you tagged as well as all community members will also be able to view your question and any responses.
Enjoy today! Cindy Jarvis
if someone has done a previous translation and you wanted them to do it again
(assuming you are referring to groups here in FS Community)
simply find them in the group - and message them directly via their profile page.
You can get to their profile page - usually by clicking on their user / avatar link.
What a great question! There are several language specific groups that can be tagged when help is needed for a specific language. That way, it will show up on their feed and someone with those specific skills can then help with that translation. It is awesome that people are willing to work on foreign language projects. Also, I don't know if you have ever used Google Translate, but I have found that to be helpful. If you open a new tab in Google, then click on the box with 9 circles in the upper right hand corner. Scroll down and click on Translate. You can then choose or let Google choose the language. Type what you see in the record in the box on the left and Google will put the translation in the box on the right. I have found this to be very helpful on occasion!
Thank you for your answer. That is good information, but it does not answer my question. I am sorry my question was not clear. Let me try again: If I need another pair of eyes to read illegible writing in a German document (I am unable to put it into any translation site because I can't decipher the letters in a word) and I belong to the German Community, may I request a specific person look over the document when I post it asking for help.
I have the same question as above. I have been able to read some of the common "old script" information, but this one has be boggled. Who, specifically would I ask? The library is currently closed because of covid. I am happy to hire someone to help me with this particular set of doccuments. It is film # 005869379.
Tagging of groups - doesnt seem to currently be an option in the new community ike it was in the old.
If you are familiar with Face Book you may find some one who can assist you to translate that film in which you have an interest
[respnding to NidaFL]
can you be a little more explicit and clear what you are referring to as far as Facebook (translations)
@Roberta Dodge1 In regard to Face Book option for translations, just open FB and type in Translate in the search in the upper left. There are several options. I have not personally used any but if I type in - for instance, translate Italian options appear.
yes - also Google translate
but the original question posted - seems to have been about how to get ahold of a specific person (that did a previous translation?) - here in FS community?? It was a big ambiguous though.
As a community - we are so happy to help in any way we can... ask all of the questions you want. We have great translators here!