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

Pennsylvania Chapter - Events & Information

  • 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 www.palam.org and click on Pennsylvania Chapter; email PaChapter_Palam@verizon.net or mail inquiries to P.O. Box #35, Temple, PA 19560.

    Registration Form.

  • 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 TO REGISTER

    Click here for the 2014 National Conference Schedule

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Academic Forum of Kutztown University
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Photos from the 2013 Spring Conference


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….. LUCY KERN
Kutztown resident Lucy Kern received an award from Joe Lieby, president of the Palatines to America, for her meritorious service to this national German genealogy society researching German-speaking ancestors throughout the world. Lieby presented the award, which recognizes her “outstanding performance, meritorious service, and exemplary support in the furtherance of the principles and goals of Palatines to America,” during the Fall Conference of the organization’s Pennsylvania Chapter, held at Kutztown University on Saturday, October 6. Kern is recording secretary of the chapter and volunteers as librarian of the Genealogical Library of The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University.
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. Palam National President meets with Pa Chapter President Doris Glick
PALAM National President Joe Lieby meets with PA Chapter President Doris Glick in the Library of The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University.

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Pennsylvania Chapter History

The Pennsylvania Chapter celebrated its 25th anniversary year in 2002-2003. On October 15, 1977, fourteen people, interested in forming a chapter of Palatines to America, met to organize. Six of them volunteered to serve on a steering committee to help guide the new chapter. The Pennsylvania Chapter has grown to almost 500 members in 49 states, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, The Virgin Islands, France, and Germany. If you are not a member, contact the chapter for a membership form.

Researchers and/or visitors to Pennsylvania may find these Internet locations to be of interest:

The genealogy library at the Pensylvania German Culteral Heritage Center is in Kutztown, PA. Click here to visit their website for more information

The start of the Pennsylvnia “Dutch” country was with a group of Mennonites in 1710. Headed by Hans Herr, the home of his son Christian Herr still stands and is the oldest extant building in Lancaster County. The Mennonites regard this as the oldest extant Mennonite Meeting House in the Americas. For more information see, Hans Herr House.

One major depository of genealogical and historical information in Eastern Pennsylvania is the Lancaster Historical Society in Lancaster, see Lancaster Historical Society.

A treasury of information on the Anabaptists (Mennonites and Amish) is to be found at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society along Route 30, east of Lancaster.

Contact us by E-mail
Palatines to America – Pennsylvania Chapter
P.O. Box 35
Temple, PA 19560