Saturday, April 16, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Write Your Names in Viking Runes

Nothing fancy this week for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  Randy Seaver found an online tool to instantly transcribe words into Viking runes, courtesy of PBS (specifically of WGBH in Boston, the station that gives us Antiques Roadshow):

1) My friend and CVGS colleague Karen Y. found this fun Web site -  Click on the "Launch Interactive" button, enter your name or some phrase of your choice, and see how it looks in runes.  

2)  I thought it would be ideal for a fun and fast SNGF project.  You can impress your friends and grandchildren with it, and maybe it will be a chart-storm on Facebook.

3)  Share your runic names or phrases with us in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this post, in a Facebook post or a Google+ post.  Please provide a link to your response if you can.

If you want to put a name or phrase into runes, this is the fastest tool I've seen.  So here's my name:

And because it's so easy, I did a mystery transcription also:

This actually relates to the runes, at least a little.


  1. the first word of the mystery transcription. Have no idea what you mean by the 2nd word. I even Googled it...nothing.

    1. Ok, I don't see any emoticon, so I guess you're serious? What did you get for the first word?


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