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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

  • We are excited to have Dr. Helmut Schmahl, professor of history at the Universität Mainz, Germany give four presentations for this meeting. He earned his Ph.D. degree studying the emigration from Hessen-Darmstadt to Wisconsin in the 19th century and was a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin in 2002. German emigration to America is one of his primary areas of interest and expertise. The program will feature two presentations related to history (We Are Not Strangers in This Land: German Immigrants in the U.S. from Independence Until the First World War —and— Beyond Lederhosen and Sauerkraut: Everyday Life in Germany in the 18th and 19th Centuries). Following a box lunch there will be two presentations related to genealogy (Traces They Left Behind: German Sources About Our Ancestors —and— Going Digital: Current Trends in Genealogical Research in Germany). Don't miss this opportunity to hear a special lecturer from the homeland! For a flyer with detailed information and registration form click here. Questions? Send an e-mail to

    This event is co-sponsored by the Indiana German Heritage Society, Max Kade German-American Center and the Indiana Historical Society.

  • 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 are:

    • Follow the Pioneers: The Importance of Transatlantic Networks for Settlement Patterns
    • To Move or Not to Move: Transatlantic Relocation in the Age of Sail
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Starting Life as Redemptioners
    • Ethnic Identity in the 18th Century

    Join us on October 22. Click for the agenda and registration form.