For those interested in traveling to Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
Are you a historian trying to decipher old German handwritten documents? A genealogist researching your German-speaking ancestors? In this workshop, Mark Louden will introduce you to the basics of reading German handwritten materials, with a special focus on those from the 19th century. Antje Petty will give suggestions on how to work with German-language genealogical records. The workshop combines presentations with practical exercises. You are welcome to bring your own documents to work on. Though a reading knowledge of German is helpful, it is not required.
Mark Louden is the Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies and a Professor in the department of German, Nordic, Slavic at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Antje Petty is the Associate Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies.
The workshop is cosponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Marquette University.
Workshop Fee (includes lunch)
Member of the Friends of MKI: $34
UW-Madison or Marquette student: $25
Fill out this registration form
and mail with payment to
Friends of the Max Kade Institute
432 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI 53706