The Wisconsin Historical Society wants to lend a hand to those looking for information on relatives of German ancestry.

Germans were the largest immigrant group to settle in Wisconsin during the 19th century. You’re invited to join the society for an online workshop titled “The Lives and Times of Our German Speaking Ancestors,” on Saturday, March 6th beginning at 9 a.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Max Kade Institute.

The workshop will feature presenter Antje Petty, Associate Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In this virtual workshop, participants will learn about resources that simplify the process of researching one’s family history and how to gain access to information that goes beyond names and dates, helping you paint a picture of the world your ancestors lived in.

Cost of the workshop is $40. Register by 12pm on March 4 by visiting the WHS website.

CAPTION: A head and shoulders portrait of Emma Brumder (1870-1962), left, and Amanda Zimmerman, right, later Mrs. Richard Rockwood. From the Wisconsin Historical Society, Brumder family and Milwaukee German ancestry and research papers, 1844-2014

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