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:

Fill out the attached registration form and mail with payment to
Friends of the Max Kade Institute
432 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI 53706
(you will receive an email confirmation)

or register and pay ONLINE:

Old German Script Workshop, September 30, 2017
(Enter number of guests x $39)
(Enter number of guests x $25)
(Enter number of guests x $34)


Click here for driving directions to Marquette University

Visitor parking is available in the 16th Street and Wells Street Parking Structures.
Click here for detailed parking information
Click here for a campus map (PDF)

Questions? Contact Antje Petty at or 608-262-7546