Session I “All I know is they were from Germany”
Before you can do any meaningful family research in Europe, it is crucial to know where your ancestor lived at a certain time. This session will give advice on how to...
The Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the local cosponsor of the 43rd Annual SGAS Symposium.
Benjamin Franklin had many interesting and consequential encounters with Germans both in North America and in Europe. In Pennsylvania, where Franklin lived for a large part of his life, he was surrounded by German immigrants. While visiting...Read More
Join us for this lively CD release party featuring the Grammy award-winning owners of Archeophone Records Meagan Hennessey and Richard Martin, accordionist Deb Krauss Smith, and folklorist and Professor Emeritus James P. Leary. In 1920 Ferdinand...Read More
Drawing on the resources of the Max Kade Institute Library & Archives and other contemporary materials, this presentation looks at German-language documents published in the United States during the World War I Era. It offers a glimpse into...Read More
This workshop has reached the maximum number of participants, and registration is now CLOSED. ...Read More
Join us for an overview of German-language resources for genealogists and suggestions on where to find them. We will learn how to interpret historic documents and practice deciphering Old German script and print.
Doors open at 5PM, music begins at 6PM
This early evening event with food and cash bar is free and open to the public.
Die Tanzgeiger is a traditional Austrian dance band with Upper Midwestern connections,...Read More
One of the most fascinating phenomena in the animal kingdom is the migration of salmon. This photo presentation by Arthur Frederick Hasler tells the story of his father Arthur Davis Hasler (1908-2001), a former UW-Madison Limnology Professor, who...Read More
When immigrants from German-speaking Europe came to the Midwest in the nineteenth century, they brought with them their culture and traditions, especially culinary ways and recipes. Before long, cookbooks were printed in this country for the...Read More
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