To whom it may concern,
My name is Margo Blevins, and I work for the Texas German Dialect Project (www.tgdp.org) based at UT Austin. The TGDP strives to record and preserve the Texas German dialect and to pass Texas German history, culture, and language on to future generations. As part of this, we are working to interview people who still speak the German that has been passed down over generations.
My question for the Uhland City Hall is this: do you know of anyone who remembers any of the German their ancestors spoke? People do not need to be perfect German speakers (i.e., remember everything) — we’re just doing our best to preserve what’s left.
I would be more than happy to talk with you on the phone, answer questions via email, or meet with you in person. Please feel free to contact me by replying to this email, or by calling me at work (512- 910-5047) or on my personal phone (512-803-8288).
Thank you for any help you can offer!
Have a wonderful weekend, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Texas German Dialect Project Research Assistant