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

Indiana Chapter - Events & Information

  • 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, 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

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

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