Need help learning how to read the old German handwriting? FamilySearch has published two short online classes to help you become familiar with this handwriting.
The first class is called "Lesson 1 - Kurrent Letters" and is approximately 15 minutes long.
The second class is called "Lesson 2 -- Making Words in Kurrent" and lasts approximately 35 minutes.
You can access these and other genealogy lessons here on the FamilySearch website.