The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.If some or all of your ancestors came from non-English speaking countries, you will probably need to translate some documents sooner or later. By far, the best known online translation service is Google Translate. However, the results from this service can sometimes be humorous. You can’t always trust Google Translate to be entirely accurate. The problem gets worse when it comes to archaic words, idioms, or technical terms.
Actually, any automatic, machine-generated translation is going to be equally poor or worse. Luckily, Google is not the only translation service on the Web.