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Saturday, September 30
Deciphering Old German Script Workshop  (Other Genealogical Events)
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Marquette University, Milwaukee
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)                                           
Regular: $39
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



Saturday, October 7
Germanic-American Day Parade  (Cultural Events)
11:00 am
Glockenspiel, New Ulm, MN
The public is invited to march or watch. No reservations necessary. Sponsored by the German-Bohemian Heritage Society.


Saturday, October 14
Library Workshop  (GGS Meetings)
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Concordia University Library and Technology Center, 1282 Concordia Ave, St. Paul, MN , Room 213
Registration will begin at 9:00 in Room 213 upstairs.
Cost is $10, no preregistration needed.
 
There will be two brief presentations and then we will have volunteers to assist you in researchin in the Library with the GGS collection.
 
Library Topic: Diane Schmidt will be speaking about the library and how to find journal and magazine articles for Germanic Genealogy.
We will also have a Beginner's Topic:  to be announced
 
See the attached flyer for additional information


Saturday, October 21
SGSM Fall Conference  (Other Genealogical Events)
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Colonial Church of Edina, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina, MN
A microbiology graduate, Diahan Southard has spent 16 years in the genetic genealogy industry. In her current position as Your DNA Guide, she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information. 
 
She is also the author of DNA Quick Guides, producer of a video tutorial series, as well as a featured author for Family Tree Magazine, regular contributor to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems, and recurring writer in Your Genealogy Today magazine.
 
You may arrive at her lecture with questions and uncertainty, but will leave enlightened and motivated as she has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.
 
Speaker topics:
 
“Genetic Genealogy: A Get to Know You Guide”
“Can DNA Testing Tell Me Where My Ancestors Came From?”
“The Combined Power of YDNA and Autosomal DNA: A Case Study”
“Three Powerful Ways to Find Your Best Matches”
 


Saturday, October 21
German Language Study Group Meeting  (GGS Study Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Crystal Family History Center, 2801 N. Douglas Dr. in Crystal MN
Bring your German language documents to translate.



Annual Membership
Saturday, November 11
Annual Membership  (GGS Meetings)
11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Joni Sussman "Story of a Holocaust Survivor" - Lowell Inn Conference Center, 102 2nd St N, Stillwater, MN; conference center has a separate entrance from the Lowell Inn, parking ramp attached.
 
Special German Menu: Sauerbraten & Bratwurst, German Potato Salad, Red Cabbage, Spaetzle, Cucumber Salad,
Roll & Butter, Apple Crisp
 
11:30 Registration
12:00 German lunch
12:45 Business Meeting and Election of Officers
1:30  Speaker Joni Sussman "Story of a Holocaust Survivor"
 
Must pre-register by November 3rd to order the German lunch buffet. $ 25 per person. See details below in meeting flyer.
Attendees First and Last Names
Registrants Email Address
 


Saturday, November 18
German Language Study Group Meeting  (GGS Study Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Crystal Family History Center, 2801 N. Douglas Dr. in Crystal MN
Bring your German language documents to translate.



Saturday, December 16
German Language Study Group Meeting  (GGS Study Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Crystal Family History Center, 2801 N. Douglas Dr. in Crystal MN
Bring your German language documents to translate.