Palatines to America German Genealogy Society

Palatines to America National German Genealogy Society
Researching German Speaking Ancestors

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New York Chapter - Annual Spring Meeting & News

  • Saturday, Sep 19, 2015

    New York State Family History Conference, 17-19 September 2015. More info visit:


Report of Spring Meeting in Troy, NY

Click here for May 3, 2014 report

Report of Fall Meeting in Little Falls

The October meeting of the New York Chapter took place at Snells Bush Church in Little Falls. This church was established by descendants of the early Palatines. The first church was a log church build in 1757. That church was burnt during the Revolutionary War, but was rebuild in 1790.

Snells Bush Church sanctuary

The program for the meeting included a presentation by Nancy Cioch on the early cheese industry in the area. Another presentation was provided by Sue Perkins, the Director of the Herkimer Historical Society. She described the life and accomplishments of Alfred Dolge, an immigrant from Saxony. He came to New York in 1868 and established a tannery and later a felt mill in present day Dolgeville.


At the membership meeting, the nominating committee proposed Karen Wilson for President to replace Sarah Israel whose term is expiring, Garry Finkell for Vice-president and Joe Lieby for Director-at-Large. Voting on these nominations will be at the May meeting.


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