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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

  • March 13-14, 2020, Colorado Chapter Spring Seminar

    Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG will present talks on German research.

    See attached flyer for agenda and registration form.

  • Do you need to learn or improve your skill reading German church books or other German records?

    On Friday, March 13, 2020, Dr. Roger Minert will teach 2 classes regarding German handwriting in 17th - 19th century documents.

    These will be held at the Flanner & Buchanan Meeting Room, 2950 N. High School Road, Indianapolis.

    • Beginner session: 9:30 AM – 12 Noon [minimum 15 people; maximum 20 people]
    • Advanced session: 1:15 PM – 3:45 PM [minimum 10 people; maximum 20 people]
    • Registration fee: $25 each session

    For a description of the classes and a registration form click /palam_update/resources/2020-03-13-german-handwriting-classes-flyer-final.pdf

  • On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Indiana Chapter, Palatines to America will hold their spring meeting at the Indianapolis Liederkranz, 1417 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis. The presenter will be Roger Minert, retired professor of family history at Brigham Young University, who is one of the foremost experts on German genealogy.

    He will give four presentations:

    • Surnames in German-language Regions of Europe
    • Civil Records in Germany
    • A Day in the Life of Your German Ancestor
    • Residential Registration in Germany


    Registration will be from 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM with the program starting at 9:30 AM. The registration fee is $25 for Pal-Am members and $35 for non-members (or Pal-Am members after February 29). Lunch may be ordered with a choice of either Kassler Rippchen (smoked pork chop) or mushroom lasagna plus sides and dessert for $13. Dr. Minert will also be available for to answer personal research questions during breaks and a number of his books will also be available to purchase. A registration form can be downloaded at /palam_update/resources/2020-03-14-spring-meeting-flyer-final.pdf

  • May 2, 2020 - New York Chapter Spring Meeting with the presentation by Dr. Michael D. Lacopo at the Therdore Roosevelt Inaugural Historic Site, Buffalo, NY. Click here for agenda and registration form.