Max Kade Institute

for German-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison


The Max Kade Institute sponsors workshops that allow participants to deeply explore a specific topic or learn a special skill, such as reading the old German script. Examples include workshops for genealogists researching their German-speaking ancestors, as well as professional development workshops for educators.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
9:00am to 3:30pm


Are you a historian trying to decipher old German handwritten documents? A genealogist researching your German-speaking ancestors? In this workshop, sponsored by the...

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 -
8:30am to 4:00pm

Do you have ancestors from German-speaking Europe? Then you will enjoy this all-day workshop. Combining history and genealogical strategies, this program will help you research your German-speaking...

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Saturday, November 9, 2013 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, March 24, 2012 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

Do you have correspondence from a German ancestor written in a script that you cannot read? Do you have trouble finding your ancestor’s name in an official document, because you can’t make out the letters? This workshop will acquaint participants...

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

This workshop will provide an overview of resources and research techniques that address the unique challenges faced by genealogists looking for their Jewish ancestors from German-speaking Europe. The workshop will cover sources that are...

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

This hands-on computer workshop will help the family researcher identify resources that are found on the Web as well as those that are not online. There are many collections that record the lives of our ancestors in Germany as well as their lives...

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