Palatines to America German Genealogy Society

Palatines to America National German Genealogy Society
Researching German Speaking Ancestors

Germany, Austria, Alsace, Switzerland, Luxemborg, Lichtenstein, Poland
Russia, Denmark, Netherlands

Palatines to America Calendar of Events

  • Monday, Apr 21, 2014

    Easter bunny Orgins in North America

  • Saturday, Apr 26, 2014

    The Indiana Chapter will have its Spring Meeting on Saturday, April 26 at the Athenaeum, 401 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis. The featured speaker will be well-known authority, Ernest Thode. His presentations will be “American Changes in German Names”, “Top German Genealogy Websites” and an “Ask Ernie” session. The latter will be a live presentation that will illustrate his methodology of solving specific types of research problems. Individuals mailing in registrations can also include a question pertaining to one of their German research problems. For a registration form click here

  • Saturday, May 03, 2014

    New York Chapter meeting is at the Gilead Lutheran Church in Troy, NY. The meeting will include a short history of this Palatine church as well as a presentation on the Palatine loyalists during the Revolutionary War by Garry Finkell. A second presentation entitled “Researching Your German Ancestors will be provided by Joe Lieby.

  • Saturday, May 03, 2014

    The Pennsylvania Chapter of the Palatines to America Society announces it Spring 2014 Conference to be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Kutztown University’s Academic Forum. Speakers for the annual conference include Jonathan R. Stayer of the Pennsylvania State Archives; David Haugaard, Director of Research Services at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; and Frederick C. Sheeler, Recorder of Deeds for Berks County. Registration is now open for the conference. For more information visit and click on Pennsylvania Chapter; email or mail inquiries to P.O. Box #35, Temple, PA 19560.

    Registration Form.

  • Saturday, May 17, 2014

    Palatines To America, North Carolina Chapter Spring Meeting
    In Partnership with the Olivia Raney Local History Library
    Saturday, May 17th, 2014
    Olivia Raney Family History Library
    4016 Carya Dr, Raleigh, NC 27610

    The meeting is free and open to the public. We ask that you pre-register by email or by telephone 919.480.2011 by Monday, May 12th, 2014 and let us know if you will be able to attend the meeting and/or join us for lunch so that we can plan.

    10 am – 12 pm (Independent Research Time at The Olivia Raney Local History Library)

    12 pm – 1:30 pm (Group Lunch at K & W Cafeteria, 3620 Bastion Lane, Raleigh, NC 27604)

    2 pm – 4 pm (Spring Meeting of the Palatines To America, German Genealogy Society, North Carolina Chapter at The Olivia Raney Local History Library)

    Overview presentation about the benefits of being a member followed by a roundtable discussion about researching German Ancestors.

    Refreshments will be served. If current members would each bring a German dessert item to share that would be wonderful. Drinks will be provided.

    We look forward to seeing you. Please invite your family and friends who maybe interested in learning more about their German Heritage. More info will be available on the web at

  • Saturday, Jun 28, 2014

    Wednesday, June 25 – Saturday, June 28, 2014 The Palatines to America National Conference at the RAMADA PLAZA Columbus North, 4900 Sinclair Road, Columbus, Ohio. Click here for 2014 National Conference Registration and Brochure.


    Click here for the 2014 National Conference Schedule

  • Saturday, Aug 02, 2014

    2014 Midwestern Roots Conference August 1 and 2, 2014 at the Indianapolis Marriott East. For more information on the program contact 317.232.1878 or The theme is EXPLORING FRONTIERS: WHAT WOULD YOUR PIONEERS HAVE TWEETED.

  • Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

    FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY RESEARCH TRIP, September 21-28, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Click here for flyer and registration form.