CGSI offers a list of translators. The following individuals have offered to help CGSI members with translations. Just as members have a variety of needs, these translators offer a variety of skills.

Katarina Avnet (Also responds to Katalin Horanska)
Katarina would be happy to translate old letters, reports, etc. from Slovak or Czech. Address 10 Valerian Court, Rockville, MD 20852, 301.816.0870. E-mail received at

Magda V. Born
Magda was born and lived in Prague. She is fluent in 5 languages. Magda will negotiate a fee for large translations. She now lives in Missouri. Phone 913-375-7353. E-mail

Jakub Dajc
A native Czech speaker residing in the United States, Jakub offers English to Czech and Czech to English translation services. Jakub received a Master of Law degree from Charles University in Prague as well as a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. He can be reached by email at or phone at 952-294-8032. For more information visit

Jan Dus
Translations from and into the following languages: English, Czech; German; French. Address: Rev. Jan Dus, E. Vencovskeho 1141, Policka – 572 01, Czech Republic, E-mail:, web page:

Jan Ebert
Recently upgrading his education on the Charles University in Prague (historic demography, historic geography and new age paleography), Jan offers translation from Czech, German and Latin to English, specializing in the composition of family chronicles. He speaks fluently in German and English and is partially fluent in Italian, Russian and Polish. Address: Vinarice 5E, 273 07 Vinarice; Mobile: +420 602 323 097; Landline: + 420 312 671 955; and

Dr. Eduard Kovalda
Eduard is a professional genealogist who does research in archives in the Czech Republic, he “can help with Czech, Polish, German, French and Latin.” E-mail at, more information at Mailing address: Kollarova 158/5, 284 01 Kutna Hora, Czech Republic.

Jacki Lewis
Jacki has done considerable study in German and worked with old German script. Also willing to work with basic Latin, and Russian translations, including old Latin/Italian script. Says she would charge for translation only if able to deliver “something of substance.” E-mail at, phone 262.594.2903, post addressed to S90 W34240 Hwy NN, Eagle, WI 53119.

Milan Mader
A native Czech, Milan teaches Czech language classes as well as translates from Czech to English or from English to Czech. “Familiar with Slovak and Russian as well,” but “aware of the complexities involved in translation.” Can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at 952.435.6342.

Marian and Barry Malac
Czech natives, they do Czech-English translations and were suggested by a CGSI member. They can be reached at, Phone: 706.745.3403, Address: 440 Keenview Dr., Blairsville, GA 30512.

Kveta Morgan
As a Czech native, Kveta translates English to Czech and Czech to English, adding she “was even successful to decifer and translate several old handwritten documents.” Kveta will negotiate a fee for a large translation. E-mail at, phone 360.766.4066, P.O. Box 93, Bow, WA 98232.

Judy Nelson
Judy translates “from Old German Script aka Gothic script aka Sutterlin Schrift aka Kurrent, into English. Judy can translate from Czech, German and Latin into English. Documents only, not personal letters unless brief and legible. $8 to $12 per document depending on size and difficulty. Quotes given.” E-mail, 11829 Point Blvd, New Port Richey FL 34654
Southeast Jones County, IA Web Site:

Mark E. Nuckols
Fluent: Slovak, Czech, German, Russian. Some knowledge of Polish, Hungarian, Latin, and medieval Czech and German. Well-versed in Habsburg/Austro-Hungarian history and geography. Seven years total experience living in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Excellent English writing skills. Address: 7086 Long Point Road, Exmore, VA 23350, Home phone: +001 757 442 9632, Cell: +001 614 477 7311

Susan Prostinakova
Susan lists Czech and Slovak (rusyn) on her business card and includes finding relatives in Slovakia as one of her interests. She can be reached by e-mail at, phone at 914.969.8252, and post at 56 Ketell Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704.

Michal Razus
Slovak is Michal’s native tongue. He is a history student at the University of Presov and offers guide and translation services, especially to those interested in Slovak history and who are planning a visit to Slovakia. He speaks English fluently and has experience in archive search. He can be reached by e-mail at Web site: or Michal is available to CGSI members to discuss their questions regarding heritage or language.

Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce or Layne Pierce
Translation services available: Translates Czech to English and English to Czech.
Slovak, Polish, German, Russian, and French to English only.
Can read and transcribe the current print. Translation of hand written documents.
8 to 15 cents per word, depending on difficulty of the text. Estimates available.
Contact Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce at or Layne Pierce at

Katarina Vavrecka
A native Slovak, Katarina was raised in the former Czechoslovakia, studied history and ethnology at Komensky University in Bratislava where she “became knowledgable in old fashioned words, which are no longer used but are found in old documents.” Is now a US citizen fluent in English living in Clearwater, Florida. Can be reached by phone at 727-895-6243, and by e-mail at

Blanche Zellmer
Blanche translates Czech and Slovak letters and documents.
Phone 507.364.7759, 37514 151 Avenue, Montgomery, MN 56069