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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, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Romania, Ukraine

Resource Center / Office
Wed, Thurs. 10 am - 2 pm; Closed: November 24 - 30; December 21 - January 6, 2016

Mailing Address:
PO Box 141260
Columbus, OH 43214

4601 N High St, Suite C Columbus, OH 43214

Phone: 614-267-4700


Indiana Chapter of Palatines to America German Genealogy Society

  • 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


Indiana Chapter PALAM 

The Indiana Chapter was the second state chapter of Palatines to America to be formed. The first organizational meeting was held at a private home in 1976. The first formal meeting of the chapter was held April 16, 1977. The chapter holds a spring meeting and a fall workshop, with a wide variety of speakers and topics. A quarterly chapter newsletter is an additional benefit of membership. Robert A. McDougal, M.D., chapter member and past-president, has compiled indexes of three German groups, the "Athenaeum Turners", the "Indianapolis Gardeners", and the "Pioneers of the North American Turners". These indexes relate to periods dating from 1862 to 1918. For access, please see the Special Features box on the National home page.

Chapter officers:
President - Bob Suhr
Vice-President - vacant
Recording Secretary - Jane Feit 
Corresponding Secretary - vacant 
Treasurer - Barbara Clisham

For further information, please send an e-mail