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Researching German Speaking Ancestors

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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


Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America German Genealogy Society

  • 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.

Colorado Mountains, Palam Colorado Chaper

The Colorado Chapter was formed in 1980 in response to the needs of area genealogists interested in doing research on their German-speaking ancestors. The German language was used so extensively when Colorado was established in 1876 that the state constitution was published in both English and German. Today about 20 percent of Colorado residents trace their ancestry back to Germany. The Board of the Colorado Chapter consists of about 15 members whose primary goal is to assist the 80 local chapter members trace their German roots. The board has four open meetings each year to plan and run two annual seminars and to publish at least two newsletters prior to the seminars. The seminars take place in April and October and run a full day. The chapter’s annual meeting is held during the spring seminar, and a typical German dinner follows the fall seminar. Speakers at the seminars are both local experts in German genealogy and notable experts from other parts of the country. Attendance has been outstanding by both local chapter members as well as non-members. The Denver area is fortunate to have two excellent sources of genealogical documents available. A local branch of the National Archives is close by, and the Denver Public Library has one of the best collections of genealogical books and documents in the country. Our chapter supplements the library’s collection with useful German books and other genealogical documents on a continuing basis. See our Chapter web site at .

Links for German Research

The Federation of East European Family History Societies provides a forum for individuals and societies focused on specific countries and ethnic groups to exchange information they have in common with others, and to be updated on developments in the field of East European genealogy in general.

German Genealogy Subject Guide  Learn how to research your German ancestors! This subject guide provides a listing of essential resources available at NEHGS and other repositories, information on locating and using records, and how-to tips.