Palatines to America German Genealogy Society

Palatines to America National German Genealogy Society
Researching German Speaking Ancestors


Germany, Austria, Alsace, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Poland
Russia, Denmark, Netherlands

Indiana Chapter - Events & Information

  • Saturday, Mar 21, 2015

    Michiana Genealogy Fair 2015 March 21, 2015 at Mishawaka Penn Harris Public Library 9am – 4pm. See flyer here

  • Saturday, Apr 18, 2015

    The spring 2015 meeting of the Indiana Chapter, Palatines to America will be held on Saturday, April 18 at the Athenaeum in Indianapolis. It will feature presentations on the subjects of emigration and immigration—topics that are certainly of importance both genealogically and historically to everyone with German ancestors. Heiko Mühr, special collections cataloger of German language materials at the Herman B Wells Library at Indiana University in Bloomington, will give two presentations: “German Emigration History: What Historical Forces Led to German Mass Emigration?” and “The German-American Experience in the United States”. The final presentation will be given by Kent Robinson and will focus on using a variety of sources to search for your ancestors either in Germany prior to emigration or upon arrival in the U.S. This program will also include the Annual Meeting of the Indiana Chapter including the election of officers for 2015-2017 and any other business that may come before the society. The meeting registration begins at 9:00 AM and the program will begin at 9:30 AM and end around 3:00 PM. Registration is $15 for Pal-Am members and $20 for non-members (or Pal-Am members after April 6). Lunch will be available in the Rathskeller Restaurant, but is not included in the registration fee. For a registration form Click here

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 – Kent Robinson
Vice-President – vacant
Recording Secretary – Bob Suhr
Corresponding Secretary – James Feit
Treasurer – Barbara Clisham

For further information, please contact us at: indianapalam@gmail.com