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Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Marquette University, Milwaukee
Raynor Memorial Libraries Conference Center, Beaumier Room
1355 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233

*Lunch included*

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 German Department 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.

REGISTER by September 21 —- Space is limited! Sign up early!

Workshop Fee (includes lunch)
Regular: $39
Member of the Friends of MKI: $34
UW-Madison or Marquette student: $25

Lunch includes a choice of turkey, roast beef, or roasted vegetable sandwich. All sandwiches come with fruit salad and drink. If you would like gluten-free bread, email Antje:




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Visitor parking is available in the 16th Street and Wells Street Parking Structures.
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Questions? Contact Antje Petty at or 608-262-7546