Palatines to America
German Genealogy Society

Upcoming events

    • 24 Sep 2023
    • (MDT)
    • 30 Sep 2023
    • (MDT)
    • Salt Lake City, Utah

    German Genealogy Society

    FamilySearch Library Research Trip
    September 24–September 30, 2023
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Includes 7 nights at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel (Sun. thru Sat.)– adjacent to the FamilySearch Library. Travel to and from Salt Lake City is at each registrant’s arrangement and expense.

    LIBRARY HOURS: Monday, Friday, & Saturday: 9 AM – 6 PM;
    Tuesday – Thursday: closes @ 8 PM

    The International Desk has a staff of experts in German genealogy who can assist with reading microfilmed or digitized German records.
    Orientation, FSL classes as scheduled,
    sharing with group members, and more.
    Ability to digitize many kinds of media at no charge
    Nearby restaurants, large shopping mall, specialty shops, historic sites,
    Temple Square, et. al.

    Early bird registration with a $100 deposit BEFORE June 1:
    Deluxe Double Queen: $475 per person [includes taxes]
    Deluxe Double Queen as a Single: $900 [includes taxes]
    Standard King: $820[includes taxes]

    Registration AFTER June 1:
    Deluxe Double Queen: $500 per person [includes taxes]
    Deluxe Double Queen as a Single: $925 [includes taxes]
    Standard King: $845[includes taxes]
    *Non-members of Pal-Am: add $50 per person to ALL above rates*

    Download the Research Trip Flyer 
    for more information and registration form

    • 7 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • St Johnsville, New York
    New York Chapter Fall Meeting
    Path Through History Weekend

    As part of New York's Path Through History weekend, we will tour the c. 1750 Fort Klock, home of Johannes Klock, which saw action in both the French and Indian War as well as the Revolutionary War. Our next stop will be the 1770 Palatine Church, followed by lunch at a local craft brewery, Eisenadler Baurhaus. Ask about lunch options when RSVPing. The final stop of the day will be at the 1747 Nellis Tavern, where we will take a tour of the tavern followed by a brief membership meeting.

    Please RSVP to by October 1st. Bring $20 to cover admission at the various historic sites.

    2023 marks 300 years of Palatine German settlement in the Mohawk River Valley! We hope you can join us to celebrate on October 7th.

    • 7 Oct 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Columbus OH & ZOOM

    Ohio Chapter Fall Seminar
    Saturday October 7 2023
    9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT

    In Person & on ZOOM
    Dublin Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library
    75 N High St, Dublin OH 43017

    featuring Guest Speaker Teresa Steinkamp McMillin

    The Voyages of our German Immigrants
    In They Came: Using U.S. Immigration Records
    Untangle the Web of German Websites
    Discover the Holdings of German Archives

    For more information download the flyer

    • 7 Oct 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Englewood, Colorado and ZOOM
    Colorado Chapter Palatines to America
    Fall Seminar Featuring Michael Lacopo
    7 October 2023

    The Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America is pleased that Michael Lacopo, DVM, has accepted our invitation to be our Fall seminar speaker, 7 October 2023. This hybrid seminar will be in-person at Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Pkwy, 2nd Floor, Englewood, CO 80110 and on ZOOM.

    Registration is $40.00 for PALAM/COPALAM members; $50.00 for non-members. Early Bird discount of $5.00 for all registrations through August 31, 2023.

    9:30 am -- set up program and attendees check in.
    10 - 11 am -- The German Immigrant Experience in the 18th Century.
    11 - 11:15 -- break
    11:15 - 12:15 -- How to Overcome Brick Wall, 19th and 20th Centuries.
    12:15 - 1:30 lunch
    1:30 - 2:30 -- Methods for Identifying the German Origins of American Immigrants.
    2:30 - 2:45 break
    2:45 - 3:45 -- Finding and Using German Church Records.
    3:45 - 4 - wrap up, door prizes, and questions

    Check here for online registration which is now open. 

    Paper registration available here for download.

    • 14 Oct 2023
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • ZOOM virtual seminar
    North Caroline Chapter Fall Seminar
    Featuring Lori Thornton, MLS
    "North Carolina Research from the Comfort of Home"

    Lecture Description: Do you need to do North Carolina research but cannot travel at this time? Learn about North Carolina resources available online from a wide range of repositories. Tips for using the online platforms and for acquiring records only indexed or mentioned will be discussed.

    PalAm Members: Free (Must provide Membership number)
    Non PalAm Members: $25 (Checks payable to NC Chapter PalAm to be sent to Bonnie Everhart, 7791 Young Rd, Hickory, NC

    Download the Flyer for more information

    • 14 Oct 2023
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • ZOOM virtual meeting
    Pennsylvania Chapter Fall Seminar
    Annual Membership Meeting

    Join us via Zoom on Saturday, October 14, 2023, beginning at 1:00pm EDT, for the Pennsylvania Chapter’s Fall Seminar and Annual Membership Meeting.

    We will start with two presentations by Justin HouserUsing Pennsylvania Land and Tax Records and The Pennsylvania Germans: Hardly a Monolithic People. Each session will last approximately one-hour with a brief break between.

    Download the flyer for more information about our speaker and his topics.

    Our annual meeting will convene at the conclusion of the second session (around 3:15 PM). 


    This event is FREE to all!

    • 28 Oct 2023
    • 10:15 AM - 4:15 PM (EDT)
    • Indianapolis IN and Zoom
    German Research Strategies
    Featured Speaker: Dana Palmer

    • Useful Tools for Those with German Ancestry
    • Finding Your German Ancestor's Place of Origin
    • Finding German Records Using FamilySearch
    • Uncovering Immigrant Origins through Cluster Research (Case Study)

    Saturday October 28, 2023 - In-person & Zoom
    Eagle Branch, Indianapolis Public Library
    3905 Moller Road, Indianapolis

    Registration: $30 Pal-Am Member; $40 non-PalAm member

    Download flyer and Registration Form 

    • 6 Jun 2024
    • 8 Jun 2024
    • Albany, New York

    Call For Speakers

    Palatines to America German Genealogy Society is seeking proposals for speakers at our National Conference to be held in Albany, NY on June 7th and 8th, 2024. Submissions are due by December 1st, 2023.


    The Albany Hilton at 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY. The link for booking hotel rooms at the Albany Hilton is:

    Keynote Speaker

    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.

    For more information and updates, see the Conference 2024 web page.

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