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

Palatines to America Calendar of Events

  • Saturday, Apr 18, 2015

    The spring 2015 meeting of the Indiana Chapter, Palatines to America will be held on Saturday, April 18 at the Athenaeum in Indianapolis. It will feature presentations on the subjects of emigration and immigration—topics that are certainly of importance both genealogically and historically to everyone with German ancestors. Heiko Mühr, special collections cataloger of German language materials at the Herman B Wells Library at Indiana University in Bloomington, will give two presentations: “German Emigration History: What Historical Forces Led to German Mass Emigration?” and “The German-American Experience in the United States”. The final presentation will be given by Kent Robinson and will focus on using a variety of sources to search for your ancestors either in Germany prior to emigration or upon arrival in the U.S. This program will also include the Annual Meeting of the Indiana Chapter including the election of officers for 2015-2017 and any other business that may come before the society. The meeting registration begins at 9:00 AM and the program will begin at 9:30 AM and end around 3:00 PM. Registration is $15 for Pal-Am members and $20 for non-members (or Pal-Am members after April 6). Lunch will be available in the Rathskeller Restaurant, but is not included in the registration fee. For a registration form Click here

  • Saturday, Apr 18, 2015

    Colorado Chapter Spring Seminar, April 18, 2015 at the Denver Public Library, Denver, CO, lower level.

    The speaker is Ernest Thode (Ask Ernie). Click here for information and the registration form.

  • Saturday, Apr 25, 2015

    April 25, 2015 Spring Seminar Ohio Chapter 9:00 am to 3:30 pm held at

    Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Avenue, U.S. Route 42, Plain City, Ohio 43064

    German Genealogy-Research, Technology and History

    Speakers include:

    Allen Bernard, PhD – From Wotan to Boniface to the Statue of Liberty – A Perspective on the Evolution of German Religious Practices

    Rebecca Hill, MA – A Presidential Library with a Genelogical Slant

    Patricia Van Skaik, MA – Using Social Media for Genealogy

    Ernie Thode, AM – Passenger Lists for Germans on Both Sides of the Atlantic.

    Save by registering before the Advanced Registration Deadline April 10, 2015

  • Saturday, May 02, 2015

    May 2, 2015 North Carolina Chapter Spring Seminar

    Organ Lutheran Church, 1515 Organ Church Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Speaker Dr. Gary Freeze: “There are a few Obstructionists About: Looking for Pro-German Sentiment in North Carolina 1914-1919.” Additional speaker Pat Beck. First talk will be at the Organ Lutheran Church; the next two talks will be at the nearby Grace Lower Stone Church . Tours of both will be available, plus a tour of the Bonds/Ward farm house. Fee including full catered meal: members $20; member couples $30;
    non-members $30. Raffle for door prizes.

    Click here for the agenda and registration form.

    For further information, please contact: Pat Beck,

  • Sunday, Jun 28, 2015

    June 24-27, 2015, PALATINES TO AMERICA, 2015 NATIONAL CONFERENCE, HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, To be held at the CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL, 23 S 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-234-5021

    Bus Trip Wednesday June 24 to Conrad Weiser Homestead and Lititz Historical Foundation and Museum

    Library Research Thursday June 25 Pennsylvania Archives

    Jun 26-27, 2015 Crowne Plaza Hotel Enjoy Our Speakers
    Michael D. Lacopo, D.V.M., Jonathan R. Stayer, Katheraine Lowe Brown, Ph.D., Iren Snavely, Ph. D., M.S., Joe Lieby, Kathleen Hale

    Click here for conference flyer.

    Register online Here

  • Sunday, Sep 20, 2015

    September 13 – 20, 2015, PALATINES TO AMERICA Family History Library Research Trip, Salt Lake City, Utah. Click here for registration form and information.