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Start Date: 11/9/2013
End Date: 11/9/2013
Event Times: 9 am–2 pm

Contact Info

E-mail: apetty@

Phone: 608-262-7546

Genealogy: Reading Old German Script

Do you have correspondence from a German ancestor written in a script that you cannot read? Or on an official document? This workshop will acquaint participants with the basics of the Old German written alphabet so that they can transcribe words into modern script. Bring your own documents. After providing a general introduction, the instructor will assist you with your specific questions.

Instructor: Karyl Rommelfanger, retired German teacher from the Manitowoc Public School System. She has transcribed and translated documents written in Old German script for more than 25 years.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Society Division of Library-Archives and the Max Kade Institute for German American Studies.

Ticket Info: Limited space: $35 for members of Friends of Max Kade Institute or the Wisconsin Historical Society, $40 for non-members.

For registration, please go to

Venue: Memorial Library Room 231

Address: 728 State Street

City: Madison

Accessibility Info: Fully accessible for individuals requiring a wheelchair for mobility

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