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I LOVE old German Taufshein's. Or any old german certificate. I search through them in every musuem, praying to find one that relates to our lines. I came across this one a few years back - not the original, just a photo on an ancestry.com tree, and later in a book by Nelson Sulouff.
So my plan, to have a copy here in my house, was to print it out, trace it, and hand paint it to replicate it.
And then this week I came to my senses. I have little to no artistic talent, even less patience, and I own a color printer.
The first time I printed this, I printed just the photo. Then I went back and added the english translation, with a title explaining that this is the Taufshein for my 5th great grandmother, Anna Nancy Bender.
This is one of those 15 minute projects that just makes me really happy. :-)