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Palatines to America German Genealogy Society
Researching German Speaking Ancestors

Germany, Austria, Alsace, Belgium, Brazil, Italy(South Tyrol), Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Romania, Ukraine

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P.O. Box 531096
Indianapolis, IN 46253


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PO Box 141260
Columbus, OH 43214


National Conference, 2024

 "A Brief Review of the 2022 National Conference" by Roberta Newcomer.

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Salt Lake City, Utah Library Research Trip

September 24 - September 30, 2023
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Palatine Patter Newsletter

Winter 2023

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Research Center -  The Resource Center is closed.

Our membership consists of persons at all levels of research beginners to professionals. Members are happy to help you and share information with you.

Our online databases some public, some members only, can connect you with other researchers seeking the same family names and hard to find information for your family. See link in top navigation bar.

The Palatine to America book collection is housed at the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), 96 S Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215. Phone:(614) 645-2275 

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  • April 15, 2023 OH-Palam Spring Seminar - Katherine Schober, MA Teacher, Translator, Author DETAILS
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  • September 24-30, 2023, FamilySearch Library Trip DETAILS
Ancestor Charts

The Ancestor Charts 4 generations + are genealogy charts that PalAm members have submitted detailing their ancestry as far back as possible. If you are a new member of PalAm please submit your files.

This collection of charts reside in the Resource Center in Columbus, OH, but the index is available on this website under Databases at the top of this Homepage. Currently there are over 130,000 names in the Ancestor Charts.

Immigrant Ancestor Charts

The Immigrant Ancestor Register (IAR) is compilation of German heritage ancestors submitted by our members. 
This information is maintained in order to share genealogical research and to establish a record for future reference.
Members login to the members only area to download the form for submission.

IAR records are in a database in the members only section.

Ancestral Churches Project

Palam is starting to collect digital pictures* and short descriptions of ancestral churches of our members. Please send your submission with your national membership number to our EMAIL CLICK HERE  Picture(s) must be included with your information. Name is required, link to contact information optional.

Ancestral Church Example

New Hanover Lutheran ChurchNew Hanover Lutheran Church (2941 Lutheran Rd, Gilbertsville, PA 19525), 1st German Lutheran Church in America, is the American ancestral home church of the Jurg Michael Schweinhardt family.

Jurg Michael 1695-1760 and his wife, Eleonara Magdalena nee Eckert 1701-1784 emigrated from Baden-Wuertemberg around Jungholzhausen to America (Pennsylvania) landing at the Port of Philadelphia in 1732.

They arrived with 4 children:

  • Eva Catherine 1724-1769
  • Johan Georg Andreas 1725-1786
  • Eva Elisabetha Barbara 1727-1812
  • Georg Andreas Michael 1729-?1732 (never seen in the records again after his arrival)
  • Johan Georg 1731-1815.


Children born after their arrival and recorded in the New Hanover Lutheran Church Records were:

  • Johannes 1735-1798
  • Andreas 1737-1804
  • Hans Michael 1741-1748
  • Johan Mathias 1744-1747.


Jurg was a Deacon of the church and is buried under the back corner. The Schweinhardt family has been traced to their ancestral roots in Kunsbach, Baden-Wuertemberg in 1620. For more information, contact Carol Swinehart. Select webmaster in recipient list.

Please note if you have a subscription to and search the card catalog you will find that the New Hanover Church Records are online.

Free marriage records are listed at

New Hanover Cemetery is on Find A Grave.

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