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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


SIDE MENU / RESEARCH CENTER
Resource Center / Office
Wed, Thurs. 10 am - 2 pm.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 141260
Columbus, OH 43214

Office:
4601 N High St, Suite C, Columbus, OH 43214

Phone: 614-267-4700

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Calendar of Events of PalAm German Genealogy Society

  • German Genealogical Research Series – Free Program
    Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd, Independence, Ohio
    Saturday, September 9 – 2 PM to 4 PM
    Speaker: Nancy Ottman, Genealogical Researcher for 30 years
    Topics: Finding Your German Roots & 19th Century German Traveler
    Open to all at no charge as public service by Ohio Chapter Palatines to America and the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society

    For more information contact: jdgramlich@hotmail.com

    Detailed info below:

    Guest Speaker – Nancy Ottman
    Nancy Is retired Director of HR and Loss Prevention for the JC Penney Co. She has been involved with genealogy research for 30 years. Nancy is a member of the OGS, Pal-Am and the KS Genealogical Society. She has spoken to numerous Genealogical and Historical Societies, and fraternal organizations. Lectured at the Columbus Metro Library, Groveport Madison School District and Palatines to America both Ohio Chapter and National organization. In 2014 she completed a study with the Univ. of NC on American Gravestones and Cemeteries. Nancy was recently published in the “Your Genealogy Today” magazine.

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR TODAY

    2 pm Finding your German Roots Finding your German Ancestors includes such topics as: gathering and recording family information, understanding naming patterns, primary and secondary documentation, and German church and civil records.

    3 pm 19th Century German Traveler The 19th Century German 
    Traveler reviews causes for emigration, ports of deportation, ports of arrival and a transcription of one German Traveler’s Diary from Germany to America.
    Directions to Civic Center: From I 77 North, take exit 153 (Pleasant Valley Rd.) and turn left on Pleasant Valley heading east. Turn left at Rt. 21, Brecksville Rd., and head north. Selig Blvd. is on the left – you will head down a small hill and see the stoplight. The driveway is very wide. Turn left onto Selig Blvd. and then turn right at the stop sign. This is the entrance to Civic Center complex. The parking lot will be to your left.

    Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America in conjunction with the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society presents this program as a public service. Everyone is welcome – No Charge!


  • September 30, 2017 – The North Carolina Chapter Fall Conference will be at the Catawbe County Library Auditorium, 115 West C Street, Newton, North Carolina. The conference will feature Robert Carpenter. See flyer here.


  • October 3, 2017 7:30pm
    German Genealogical Research Series – Free Program
    Delaware County District Library – Community Room,
    84 E. Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio

    Speaker: Nancy Ottman, Genealogical Researcher for 30 years
    Topics: Migration in Germany, Ports of Departure, Migration in America, and German Customs that Have Affected America. Open to all at no charge as a public service by the Ohio Chapter Palatines to America and the Delaware County Genealogical Society

    Detailed Info:

    THE DELAWARE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY AND THE OHIO CHAPTER OF PALATINES TO AMERICA
    October 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM
    Delaware County District Library – Community Room
    84 E Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio
    Guest Speaker – Nancy Ottman

    NEW HOMEOLD CUSTOMS

    She will cover reasons for migration in Germany, the ports of departure, their migration in America and German customs that have affected America.

    Nancy Is retired Director of HR and Loss Prevention for the JC Penney Co. She has been involved with genealogy research for 30 years. Nancy is a member of the OGS, Pal-Am and the KS Genealogical Society. She has spoken to numerous Genealogical and Historical Societies, and fraternal organizations.

    Lectured at the Columbus Metro Library, Groveport Madison School District and Palatines to America both Ohio Chapter and National organization. In 2014 she completed a study with the Univ. of NC on American Gravestones and Cemeteries. Nancy was recently published in the “Your Genealogy Today” magazine.

    Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America in conjunction with the Delaware County Genealogical Society presents this program as a public service. Everyone is welcome – No Charge


  • 2017 Ohio Chapter Fall Seminar

    October 21, 2017, CML Library

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

    RESEARCHING IN OHIO: GERMAN GENEALOGY METHODS AND SOURCES  
    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 https://oh-palam.org/registernow.php or with check payable to Ohio Chapter PalAm
    Send to Joe Stamm, 3930 Lander Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022-1329;  For questions e-mail:

    lindabelle@lcs.net

    To register online go to our website at oh-palam.org


  • 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