Pommerscher Verein Freistadt
The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt
The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt
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Pommerscher Verein Freistadt!
We are glad you came to visit. 
Please stay awhile.
Be sure to explore the links in
the red bar on the left.
Friends of the Max Kade Institute 

Deciphering Old German Script Workshop

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Marquette University, Milwaukee
Raynor Memorial Libraries Conference Center, Beaumier Room
1355 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233

*Lunch included*


Are you a historian trying to decipher old German handwritten documents? A genealogist researching your German-speaking ancestors?  In this workshop, Mark Louden will introduce you to the basics of reading German handwritten materials, with a special focus on those from the 19th century. Antje Petty will give suggestions on how to work with German-language genealogical records. The workshop combines presentations with practical exercises. You are welcome to bring your own documents to work on. Though a reading knowledge of German is helpful, it is not required.


Mark Louden is the Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies and a Professor in the  department of German, Nordic, Slavic at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Antje Petty is the Associate Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies.

The workshop is cosponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Marquette University.


REGISTER by September 21 —- Space is limited! Sign up early!


Workshop Fee (includes lunch)                                           
Regular: $39
Member of the Friends of MKI: $34
UW-Madison or Marquette student: $25


Fill out the attached registration form and mail with payment to
Friends of the Max Kade Institute
432 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI 53706
(you will receive an email confirmation)


or register ONLINE at https://mkifriends.org/workshops/ 


For further information visit https://mkifriends.org/workshops/  or contact Antje Petty: apetty@wisc.edu  or 608-262-7546



Pommerntag 2017 WAS A SUCCESS!
We had a great celebration of everything Pomeranian.
Join us on June 24, 2018, for Pommerntag #43.
We received many replies in response to a blast e-mail request that asked,
"If you attended Pommerntag this year, where are you from?" 
 Here are the responses:
Local Area:  Bayside, Brown Deer, Brookfield, Cedar Grove, Cedarburg, Colgate,
Cudahy, Elm Grove, Fox Point, Hartland, Kewauskum, Mequon, Milwaukee,
New Berlin, Port Washington, Slinger, Saukville, Sussex, West Bend, Wauwatosa
         Greater Wisconsin: Algoma, Appleton, Burlington, Fitchburg, Madison, Minocqua, Oshkosh, Plover, Seymour, Sheboygan, Waterford, Winneconne
Other States: Phoenix, Arizona, Denver, Colorado;
Waukegan, Wilmette and Freeport, Illinois;
Manly, Iowa; Lawrence, Kansas; Golden Valley, Minnesota;
Elkhorn, Nebraska; Houston, Texas
Germany: Oberstaufen and Munich

If you attended, but have not yet responded, please
email information@pommerscher.org with your hometown!

Tour of Pomerania

The Pomeranian Heritage Tour Group gathered in front of the
Pommersches Landesmuseum in Greifswald, Germany in May 2017.
The museum specializes in the history of Pomerania.
Tours of northern Germany and Poland, in what was once Pomerania,
were conducted in May 2015 and May 2017. Enjoy some photos of the trips.