PALATINES TO AMERICA was founded in Columbus, Ohio, 12 July 1975. Beginning with a nucleus of 47 from throughout the U.S., the society now has about 1,000 members. It is incorporated as a non-profit organization under an Ohio Charter, and, along with its conforming Chapters, is an approved charitable organization under Section 501(c )(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
*The PURPOSE* of this society is to promote the study of Germanic immigration to North America, to publish information of general interest, and to provide a means for members to exchange information and share research.
*The NATIONAL CONFERENCE* is held every other year usually in June. Speakers, seminars, resource persons, and fellowship with other members fill two or more days.
*The NATIONAL MEETING* is held every year and in conjunction with the conference, with reports from officers and committees and election of officers.
*CHAPTERS* are organized to encourage personal participation, to make possible more fellowship, and to provide easy access to local workshops and research within an area. Most chapters publish a newsletter, print publications, and hold conferences, workshops, and seminars. Currently, Palatines to America has chapters in Colorado, Indiana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.