National Conference 2024
The 2024 PalAm National Conference will be held June 6-9
Register before March 1 for Early Bird Savings!
The New York Chapter of PalAm is hosting the event. Our keynote speaker will be PHILIP L. OTTERNESS, PhD. Professor Otterness earned his PhD in History at the University of Iowa. He is a professor of history at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.
In addition to various academic positions, Professor Otterness has been studying the Palatine immigrants for many years. He authored the book, “Becoming German: The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York” published by Cornell University Press in 2004. He continues to research the Palatines and has had many articles published in scholarly journals and is a frequent lecturer in the U.S. and abroad.
special CONFERENCE EVENTS
RESEARCH DAY AT THE NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY
RESEARCH DAY AT THE HENRY Z JONES JR
Both research days are free, but attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation.
Your organization is invited to be a vendor or exhibitor at the conference!
This is a great opportunity for your organization to advertise to a national audience of genealogists and historians as well as the Capital Region of New York.
The Albany Hilton at 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY. The link for booking hotel rooms at the Albany Hilton is: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/palatines-to-america-2024/
This is a great location as there are several historic buildings within a couple of blocks from the hotel. One is St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, which is literally across the street. The parish was established in 1715, and it has a silver service from Queen Anne herself. It is the burial site of the only British general buried in North America, General George Howe, killed by the French at Ticonderoga. It is a 10-minute walk to the First Church of Albany, the Dutch Reformed Church with the oldest pulpit in North America. It was the church of Teddy Roosevelt and FDR when they were governors. The State Capitol is just up the street, and the State Library is a 15-minute walk from the hotel.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
2024 PalAm National Conference speakers:
Jon Marie Pearson, The Simple Living Genealogist
Tentative Schedule Subject to Change:
Thursday, June 6th
3:30 PM to 5:45 PM - Ancestral Narratives in Motion: Creating Reels and TikToks for Genealogy and Cultivating Your Genealogy World: Growing a Personal Community on Social Media by Jon Marie Pearson
Friday, June 7th
- Will Tatum - Wurtemberg settlement in Rhinebeck, NY
Saturday, June 8th
- James Beidler - Getting Best Use of Ancestry.com’s Hank Jones Database
Sunday, June 9th
Research Day at the Henry Z Jones Jr. Palatine Research Center, Germantown, 11 AM to 6 PM