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Palatines to America National German Genealogy Society
Researching German Speaking Ancestors

Germany, Austria, Alsace, Belgium, Brazil, Italy(South Tyrol), Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Poland, Russia, Denmark, Netherlands, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Romania, Ukraine

Resource Center / Office
Wed, Thurs. 10 am - 2 pm.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 141260
Columbus, OH 43214

4601 N High St, Suite C Columbus, OH 43214

Phone: 614-267-4700


Calendar of Events of PalAm German Genealogy Society

  • June 22-25, 2016 The Palatines to America National Conference will be at Ft. Wayne, IN, home of the Allen County Public Library. Click here for more info.

  • Family History Research Trip, Early bird registrations by June 1, 2016

    Click here for details

  • On Saturday, October 15, the IN Chapter will hold a very special Fall Meeting.  Details and arrangements are still being made, but mark your calendars now, so you do not miss this event! An announcement regarding this program will be made at our Spring Meeting on April 9, if not before.

  • 2016 Fall Seminar, October 22, 2016 9-4pm, featuring Dr Helmut Schmahl from University of Mainz, Germany at the Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 South Jefferson Ave, Plain City, Ohio 43064. Visit Ohio Chapter site for details.

  • Fall German Genealogy Seminar, October 22, 2016, Denver Public Library

    Dr. Wokeck passed the Staatsexamen at Hamburg University in 1973 and received her Ph. D. from Temple University in 1982. She is Chancellor's Professor of History at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where she directs the Institute for American Thought. She is also a Fellow of the Max Kade German- American Studies Center. Her major research interests are the history of the Atlantic world 1500-1800, immigration and ethnicity, including the role of religion in defining identity, and women's history. She has received numerous awards and has written Trade in Strangers: The Beginnings of Mass Migration to North America (Penn State University Press 1999); as well as editing volumes of Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania 1991) and The Papers of William Penn, vols. 3-4 (University of Pennsylvania Press 1986, 1987), among others.

    Dr. W.okeck's topics for October 22 haven't been finalized yet but may focus on:

    • 18th-century German migration to America and what caused it
    • Redemptioners (German indentured servants)
    • The role of religion
    • The role of women

    Join us on October 22