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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

Resource Center / Office
Wed, Thurs. 10 am - 2 pm.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 141260
Columbus, OH 43214

4601 N High St, Suite C, Columbus, OH 43214

Phone: 614-267-4700


Calendar of Events of PalAm German Genealogy Society


    ALL FORUM SESSIONS ARE HELD FROM 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN LIBRARY, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH

  • The Spring meeting of the Indiana Chapter, Palatines to America will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:45 PM at the Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, a recognized expert in the field of German-American studies.

    He will provide three presentations: “The Hun Image of Germans in World War I,” “German Immigration History: Settlement Patterns with Particular Attention to the Ohio Valley,” and “The German Forty-Eighters in America.”

    Registration is $20 for Pal-Am members and $25 for non-members of Pal-Am (and for everyone after March 24).

    Box lunches will be available to pre-order with a deadline of March 30.

    For further details and a registration form click /palam_update/resources/2018-04-07-spring-meeting-flyer-final.pdf

    If you have questions, send an e-mail to:

  • April 21, 2018 Colorado Chapter Spring Seminar presents Dr. Michael D. Lacopo: How to Overcome Brick Walls in Pennsylvania Research and How to Overcome Brick Walls in German-American Research. Click HERE for the schedule and registration form.

  • Saturday, Apr 28, 2018, *The Ohio Chapter Palatines to America
    German Genealogy 2018 Spring Seminar
    Held at Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain City, Ohio
    German History and Records
    Presented by Roger P. Minert Ph.D., AG
    9:00 am — Registration and Morning Refreshments

    9:15 – Welcome and Housekeeping — President Tom Gerke

    The major events from the time of Martin Luther to the early 20th Century

    How and why it started and who was registered

    12:15 pm — Buffet Lunch


    Demystifying the German census records

    How to get assistance from churches, civil registrars, and others

    3:30 pm – ADJOURN

    U.S. RTE. 42, PLAIN CITYOHIO 43064, ON SATURDAYAPRIL 28, 2018.
    9:00am til 4:00pm

    Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, vendor showcase, Breakfast Der Dutchman pastries, coffee and juice and full Buffet lunch including Broasted Chicken and Roast Beef,
    Mashed Potatoes, Noodles, Stuffing, Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, and Dessert

    Register today! Use Pay Pal online at the website:
    Or: make check payable to Ohio Chapter — Palam and mail with registration form to: 
    Joe Stamm, 3930 Lander Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022-1329, questions?

  • May 5, 2018 PA Chapter Spring Conference at Academic Forum, Kutztown University, Kutzland, PA.

    See Conference Registration Form

  • June 13-16, 2018, Buffalo, NY Featuring John Colletta, Baerbel Johnson and others. More Information.

  • September 9-16, 2018 Salt Lake City, Utah

    Family History Library Research Trip

    Information and Registration Form