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Palatines to America National German Genealogy Society
Researching German Speaking Ancestors

Germany, Austria, Alsace, Belgium, Brazil, Italy(South Tryol), Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Poland Russia, Denmark, Netherlands, Solvankia, Kazahstan, Namibia, Romania, Urkraine

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

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

  • German Community Forum Series – September 26, 2016 "See Details Here":

  • Ohio Chapter Fall Seminar, October 24, 2015, 9-4pm at Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Ave, U.S. Rte. 42, Plains City, Ohio 43064. Dr. Wokeck, author of Trade in Strangers, and Chancellor's Professor of History, Indiana University will be our speaker. Topic: "Follow the Pioneers: Leaving Germany and Adjusting in the New World" including sessions on To Move or Not to More: Transatlantic Relocation in the Age of Sail, Follow the Pioneers: Importance of Transatlantic Networks for Settlement Patterns, The Branding of "Other": Defining and Re-defining Ethnic Identity in the 18th century and Preaching and Walking the Walk: The Role of a Minister's Household in Shaping Local Customs and Traditions.  Register online Here

  • Germans in American Wars and Military Research will be the theme for our fall meeting on Saturday, October 31 at the Athenaeum in Indianapolis. The program will provide historical information about the participation of Germans in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The final presentation will provide instructions on how you can find military records for your ancestors. Featured speakers will be Dr. Daniel Krebs, Associate Professor of history at the University of Louisville; Michael Peake, a Hoosier historian and genealogist; and Brenda Barker, a professional genealogist and Indiana Chapter member. For a flyer and registration form click here: /palam_update/resources/2015-10-31-fall-meeting-flyer-v1.pdf


  • Free Workshop by Ernie Thode 10-12:30 on 7 Nov 2015 at the Tuscarawas Public Library, 121 Fair Ave NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

    Registration is not necessary. 

  • The Palatines to America National Conference will be at Ft. Wayne, IN on 22 – 25 June. More information to follow soon.