Palatines to America German Genealogy Society

Palatines to America National German Genealogy Society
Researching German Speaking Ancestors


Germany, Austria, Alsace, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Poland
Russia, Denmark, Netherlands

Indiana Chapter - Events & Information

  • Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

    The Indiana Chapter of Palatines to America Fall Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in the Willkie Room of the Athenaeum. The presenters for this program will be Alexa and Frank Merrill who are the coordinators of the Fishers Family History Center. They will give three presentations on features of FamilySearch and have been requested to gear their examples—as much as reasonably possible—to German genealogical research. The presentations will be: (1) Features of FamilySearch; (2) FamilySearch FamilyTree; and (3) an open question and answer session where you can ask specific questions about FamilySearch and have them answered. We feel that these presentations will enable you to get up-to-date in the many recently enhanced features of this valuable website and to enable you to use it to the fullest extent in your genealogical research. For a registration form Click Here

Indiana Chapter PALAM
The Indiana Chapter was the second state chapter of Palatines to America to be formed. The first organizational meeting was held at a private home in 1976. The first formal meeting of the chapter was held April 16, 1977.

The chapter holds a spring meeting and a fall workshop, with a wide variety of speakers and topics. A quarterly chapter newsletter is an additional benefit of membership.

Robert A. McDougal, M.D., chapter member and past-president, has compiled indexes of three German groups, the “Athenaeum Turners”, the “Indianapolis Gardeners”, and the “Pioneers of the North American Turners”. These indexes relate to periods dating from 1862 to 1918. For access, please see the Special Features box on the National home page.

Chapter officers:
President – Kent Robinson
Vice-President – vacant
Recording Secretary – Bob Suhr
Corresponding Secretary – James Feit
Treasurer – Barbara Clisham

For further information, please contact us at: indianapalam@gmail.com