MAY 5, 2018 PA CHAPTER PALATINES TO AMERICA SPRING CONFERENCE – in the ACADEMIC FORUM, KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY, KUTZTOWN, PA
$45.00 members, $50.00 for nonmembers of the Pennsylvania Chapter Palatines to America Buffet lunch included.
Mr. Albert Dallao, who is with ARCPoint Labs will show us what DNA testing can tell us about our ancestry and what it cannot tell us.
Mr. Gerald Smith who is a full-time professional Certified Genealogist specializing in Pennsylvania research will show us how we can use the USGS Maps to determine our ancestor’s property and what was on it at the time they lived there. We can determine if the old roads are same as the present day roads.
Mr. James C. Landis who is a genealogist and historian with over 35 years of experience in researching family history will address researching our grandfather’s records from WWI. It will be the 100th Anniversary in 2018. It will be interesting to learn how to go about this research.
Mrs. Marcia Falconer who is familiar to us in her writing about early trades in Penn Pal will tell us about her adventures in researching and writing a book about her ancestor, Martin Dreisbach. She experienced a great deal of synchronicity in her searches for his history.
.*Pennsylvania Chapter History* The Pennsylvania Chapter celebrated its 25th anniversary year in 2002-2003. On October 15, 1977, fourteen people, interested in forming a chapter of Palatines to America, met to organize. Six of them volunteered to serve on a steering committee to help guide the new chapter. The Pennsylvania Chapter currently has 360 members in 49 states, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, The Virgin Islands, France, and Germany. If you are not a member, contact the chapter for a membership form.
Researchers and/or visitors to Pennsylvania may find this location to be of interest: The genealogy library at the Pensylvania German Cultural Heritage Center in Kutztown, PA.
The start of the Pennsylvnia "Dutch" country was with a group of Mennonites in 1710. Headed by Hans Herr, the home of his son Christian Herr still stands and is the oldest extant building in Lancaster County. The Mennonites regard this as the oldest extant Mennonite Meeting House in the Americas. For more information see, Hans Herr House. One major depository of genealogical and historical information in Eastern Pennsylvania is the Lancaster Historical Society in Lancaster, see Lancaster Historical Society . A treasury of information on the Anabaptists (Mennonites and Amish) is to be found at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society along Route 30, east of Lancaster.
Contact us by E-mail Palatines to America or write to - Pennsylvania Chapter P.O. Box 35 Temple, PA 19560
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