Finding Our German Ancestors in Europe

Finding Our German Ancestors in Europe
Finding Our German Ancestors in Europe
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Learn about finding your German ancestors in Europe with Dr. Wolfgang Grams and Antje Petty.

Documents and Biographies
  • This session is an introduction and guide to family history research with German resources. It follows the life of the "typical" German immigrant family and the documents they left behind. A special focus will be on finding the ancestral hometowns on the other side of the Atlantic in the context of Central Europe's complex territorial history.
"Hurrah, We are Sailing to America"
  • Travel patterns for German immigrants changed over the centuries. This session will cover travel routs, ports of embarkation, the role of emigration agencies, the shift from sail to steam, and the many traces immigrants left behind on their journeys that now provide resources for genealogists.
About the Lecturers: Dr. Wolfgang Grams is a historian based in Oldenburg, Germany. He is the founder and managing director of "Routes to Roots, Research and Travel." Antje Petty is the Associate Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Date: November 3rd
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Location: Memorial Library, Room 126
Cost: $40.00 (WHS, WSGS, and Members of the Max Kade Institute receive 10% off; WSGS members use code WSGS18 and Max Kade Institute use code KADE18 at checkout)

Boxed Lunch Options:

Choice 1: Ham, Swiss, Dijon Aioli, Spring Mix, Rye Bread
Choice 2: Smoked Turkey, White Cheddar, Bacon, Tomato Aioli, Multigrain Bread
Choice 3: Butternut Squash Spread, Grilled Vegetables, Greens, Spinach Tortilla- vegan

Please specify if you would like Gluten Free Bread

Each lunch comes with:
Mixed salad/balsamic dressing (packaged separately), chocolate truffle, kettle chips. Both soda and water will be available. 

If you have any questions, please call 608-264-6519 or email lori.bessler@wisconsinhistory.org