We look forward to holding the 2019 annual meeting of the Friends of the Max Kade Institute at Old World Wisconsin, in Eagle, WI. Founded in 1976, Old World Wisconsin is an open air museum with more than 60 historic structures brought here from...Read More
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
The Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the local cosponsor of the 43rd Annual SGAS Symposium.
Session I “All I know is they were from Germany”
Before you can do any meaningful family research in Europe, it is...
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.
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