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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

  • Sep 9-16, 2018 Registration Closed Trip Full.  Register early next year.

  • The fall meeting of the Indiana Chapter, Palatines to America will be held on Saturday, October 20 at the Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis.

    The speaker will be Dr. Wolfgang Grams, Ph.D. from University of Oldenburg, Germany, expert on emigration, and owner of  “Routes to the Roots.,” a heritage tourism  business. He will give four presentations:

    • Hurra, wir fahren nach Amerika, Travel Patterns during the Age of Sail
    • Hurra, wir fahren nach Amerika, Travel Patterns during the Age of Steam
    • German Resources and Research Strategies (including Facts and Fiction)
    • Best Travel through Germany (Heritage tourism)

    For further details about the meeting or a registration form click /palam_update/resources/2018-10-20-fall-meeting-flyer-wolfgang-grams-final.pdf

    For questions, send an e-mail to

  • 20 October 2018, Colorado PALAM Chapter Fall Genealogical All-Day Seminar.

    See the seminar information and registration form here.

    Paula Stuart-Warren, Certified Genealogist®, FMGS, FUGA is an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher and consultant focusing on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, and analyzing records. She also specializes in Native American research. She loves to interact with her clients and audiences. She is a long-time course coordinator and instructor for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, PA, and an instructor for the Ancestry Academy. Her lecturing experience includes the Federation of Genealogical Societies and National Genealogical Society conferences and seminars in many states and Canada. Her former board service includes the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, an officer position with the Association of Professional Genealogists, and board member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. She is also a past president of the Northland Chapter of the APG. Her ancestors came to the U.S. from eight ancestral countries. Her German ancestors settled in Minnesota and Wisconsin and some moved westward. She has researched onsite from coast to coast, and has written for many genealogical publications. She currently has her own educational website and blog at

    Ms. Stuart-Warren’s lecture topics for this seminar will be:

    World War I Era U.S. Alien Registrations
    German Research Gem: Back Issues of Genealogical and Historical Periodicals
    Major Midwestern Databases and Indexes
    They Joined, They Wrote, They Associated: Finding Records of Germanic Organizations and Other Collections.

  • Saturday, October 27,  2018, 9 am to 4 pm.

    Ohio Chapter Palatines to America German Genealogy Society Fall Seminar

    Where Did They Come From? Ohio’s Immigrants And Their German Homelands
    “Hurra Wir Fahren Nach Amerika!” Travel Patterns During The Age Of Sail
    The Pursuit Of Happiness: Faith, Land, And Hope
    German Resources To Trace Your Roots

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

    Registration form here.


    Ohio Palatines to America Website