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Start Date: 10/20/2012
End Date: 10/20/2012
Event Times: 9 am–1 pm

Contact Info

E-mail: lori.bessler@

Phone: 608-264-6519
Fax: 608-264-6520

Genealogy: Tracing Your German-American Roots, Resources Here and There (Sold Out)

This four-hour, hands-on computer workshop (offered on two different dates) will provide an overview of resources and research techniques that address the unique challenges faced by genealogists looking for their ancestors from German-speaking Europe. The first half of the workshop will provide a general overview of resources — online and off — on this side of the Atlantic; the second half will focus on records available in historic German-American communities and in Europe.

Instructor: Lori Bessler has worked at the Wisconsin Historical Society library and archives since 1988 as a reference librarian and outreach coordinator and for more than 20 years has lectured throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest on genealogical topics. She has been researching family history for more than 35 years.

Co-instructor: Antje Petty is assistant director at the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In that capacity, she has researched the family histories of Americans who emigrated from German-speaking Europe.

Class Size: Limit of 20

Ticket Info: This workshop is sold out.

Venue: Memorial Library Room 231

Address: 728 State St

City: Madison

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