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Palatines to America German Genealogy Society
Researching German Speaking Ancestors

Germany, Austria, Alsace, Belgium, Brazil, Italy(South Tyrol), Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, 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

  • October 20 – 21, 2017,  Conference Room of the Central Denver Public Library 10 West 14th Avenue, Denver, Colorado

    The Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America and the Western History & Genealogy Department of the Denver Public Library present the Joanne Classen Memorial Lecture Series featuring James M. Beidler Friday. See agenda and regisrtation form HERE.

  • 2017 Ohio Chapter Fall Seminar

    October 21, 2017, CML Library

    Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Columbus, Ohio
    Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Fall Seminar

    Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Branch, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio

    9:00 A.M. to  3:15 P.M.  -  Option for research at the library until 6:00 P.M.
    Morning Session 9:30 A.M. – Tim Anderson – "Ohio's Germanic Cultural Landscapes"
    Two-Track Afternoon Sessions:
    1:00 P.M. – Kelli Bergheimer – "Preparing for Your Library/Archive Visit"
               OR  Jenni Salamon – "German Newspapers at the Ohio History Connection"
    2:15 P.M. – Liz Plummer – "German Resources at the Ohio History Connection"
               OR   Ernie Thode – "Swiss Pioneers of Southeastern Ohio"
    Alternate afternoon: One-on-One sessions with Russ Pollitt, Head of the Library's Genealogy and Local History Department
    Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, continental breakfast, and Full Buffet Lunch by Schmidt's Sausage Haus
    Member: $45; Non-Member $55; Deadline for advance registration: October 7, 2017;

            After October 7, 2017: cost is $55 for Members and $65 for Non-Members.
    Registration will be available online at or with check payable to Ohio Chapter PalAm
    Send to Joe Stamm, 3930 Lander Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022-1329;  For questions e-mail:

    To register online go to our website at

  • The Indiana Chapter will hold its Fall Meeting and special 40th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, November 4 at Lutherwood, 1525 N. Ritter Ave., Indianapolis. The featured presenters will be Stephanie Asberry, supervisor of the Genealogy Division at the Indiana State Library. She will talk about "Genealogy-Related Sources at the Indiana State Library. Kent Robinson will talk about "A Survey of German Resources at the Indiana State Library. There will be a buffet lunch catered by Indy Anna's followed by a special program to celebrate the chapter's 40th Anniversary. Deadline for reservations is October 30. For a flyer and the registration form