Mark R. Newton, BSL, MHL

I am a professional translator and genealogist based in the Boston area. Following below is a brief sketch of my education, experience and specializations. Please email me at marknewton@transancestry.com and I look forward to discussing with you how I may be of service to you.

TRANSLATION SERVICES

LANGUAGE PROFICENCIES

North Germanic                 West Germanic                 Romance                 Judaic

Danish                                Dutch                                French                     Hebrew
Norwegian                         German                             Latin                        Aramaic
Swedish                                                                                                       Yiddish

All language pairs have the TARGET text as ENGLISH.

SOURCE TEXT SUBJECT DOMAINS

Legal, medical, patents, manufacturing and industrial, financial, international relations and diplomacy, genealogy and family history,
vital statistics records (birth, marriage, death, divorce), wills, probate, land title deeds, academic records, scientific investigational protocols and lab notes, corporate communications

ACADEMIC CREDITS

Total Undergraduate Semester Credits in Languages – 77
Total Undergraduate Semester Credits in Linguistics – 15
Total Graduate Semester Credits in Languages – 46

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH SERVICES

PROJECT SPECIALIZATIONS

General pedigree charts, medical (cause of death) pedigrees, second/dual/multiple citizenships, heir location, country origins of immigrating, American ancestors, obituaries, handwriting transcription and analyisis , vital records (birth, marriage, death, divorce documents), probate and wills, land title deeds, The New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records, Boston, MA

Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Suffolk County Probate Court, Boston, MA

Middlesex County Probate Court, Cambridge, MA

Norfolk County Probate Court, Canton, MA

Essex County Probate Court, Salem, MA

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), New England Branch, Waltham, MA

Les Archives nationales du Québec, Montréal, QC, CAN

National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland (online)

National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland (online)

Swedish National Archives , Stockholm, Sweden (online)

EMPLOYMENT

dba TransAncestry (Sole Proprietor)

U.S. State Department, Agency for International Development, Africa Bureau, Technical Resources,, Washington, DC

Library of Congress , Washington, DC

EDUCATION

Carl Friedrich von Siemens Oberschule (Gymnasium), Berlin, Germany
One year visiting student

Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Bachelor of Science in Languages (BSL)

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA
Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters (MHL)

Midreshet Yerushalayim , Jerusalem, Israel (closed 1990)
One year visiting student

CERTIFICATION

Notary Public in Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Commission expires April 16, 2021
Certification of own translated target texts for use by academic institutions, USCIS, embassies, consulates, et al.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Translators Association
New England Translators Association
Association of Professional Genealogists
New England Historic Genealogical Society

CLIENTELE

Clients include attorneys, translation and localization agencies, academics, medical professionals, leaders in the performing arts community, federal and state government agencies, genealogists and probate research (heir locator) companies

MEDIA

Regular guest columnist for the Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield, MA, 2005-2013
Professional profile featured in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Sept. 2012

CITIZENSHIPS

U.S.A. (by birth), Ireland (by descent)