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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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Columbus, OH 43214

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Phone: 614-267-4700

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Calendar of Events of PalAm German Genealogy Society

  • Indiana Chapter Collaborative Learning Series, 30 January 2021
    “German-speaking Ancestors from France”
    presented by Stephen P Van Bibber, Evansville, Indiana
    Saturday January 30, 2021 – 12 Noon – 2 PM [EST] via Zoom
    This FREE program is open only to Pal-Am members of any chapter

    See Registration Flyer


  • February 20, 2021 (1:15-3:15) – A brief introduction to Zoom –

    by Lori Poch - followed by a discussion of your genealogy questions


  • German Community Forum

    Coordinated by Diana Druback and Lori Poch

    Free Zoom meetings open to everyone

    Meets most months January -October

    February 27, 2021 (1:15 -3:15) – Beginning German Genealogy &  what you need to know about your immigrant ancestor PALAM Members Only –  by Diana Druback

    Register Here to receive the Zoom link to sign-in


  • The Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America
    2021 Virtual Spring Seminar Via Zoom
    with Speaker Daniel Jones, MS, AG



    Saturday, March 13, 2021 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Four Sessions

    Finding your European Ancestors: Record Types and Resources for Research

    Germany: Complex Thinking - Using non-parish registers to solve research problems

    From the Alps to the Rhine: Your Swiss Research - What makes Swiss research unique?

    The Search for Anna Hansen: Using Geography to Find German Records
     

    About the Speaker


     

    Daniel Jones is an Accredited Genealogist specializing in Swiss and German research. He is currently a research specialist in Germanic and Slavic Europe for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After graduating manga cum laude from Brigham Young University, Daniel worked professionally for over a dozen years in helping several high profile clients with research all over Europe. He has experience in numerous archives across more than a dozen countries in Europe, North America, Africa, and Australia. Daniel has also presented at multiple national conferences, including FGS and RootsTech, as well as the 2019 International German Genealogy Conference.

     

    Questions? Please Email Tom Gerke

    Register today!

    PDF copy of Session information.


  • Colorado Spring Seminar Zoom, 9-10 April 2021.

    Spring 2021 German Genealogical Seminar will be presented in two parts virtually via Zoom on Friday afternoon, April 9th, and Saturday afternoon, April 10th featuring TERESA STEINKAMP McMILLIN. See flyer for more information.


  • Colorado Spring Seminar Zoom, 9-10 April 2021.

    Spring 2021 German Genealogical Seminar will be presented in two parts virtually via Zoom on Friday afternoon, April 9th, and Saturday afternoon, April 10th featuring TERESA STEINKAMP McMILLIN. See flyer for more information.


  • April 17, 2021 (1:15-3:15) – How to use Matricula to find German

    Catholic Church records - by Carol Swinehart


  • Spring Meeting Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9:45 AM – 4:00 PM Virtual via Zoom
    Featured Speaker: James Beidler

    See Meeting Flyer

    Topic 1— Pennsylvania’s Launching Pads into the Midwest
    o Many Midwestern families spent a generation or more in Pennsylvania before migrating throughout the region as it grew in the 1800s. Hear details on major spots they came from in—and routes they took from—the Keystone State.


    Topic 2— Researching German Families in Pennsylvania
    o Applying genealogical basics to the peculiarity of searching for the rich records relating to America’s first large ethnic minority population – especially highlighting church registers and immigration documents – as well as the Second Wave Germans who joined them in Pennsylvania.


    Topic 3— Digging Pennsylvania Roots from Your Desktop
    o It’s estimated that one in four Americans has “Keystone State” roots. Much Pennsylvania research – from church records to land documents to courthouse filings – can be done remotely. Learn to get much of your genealogy done without setting foot in Pennsylvania by using FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania State Archives and other sites.


    Topic 4— Go with the Flow: Finding All the Newspapers You Need!
    o There’s been a huge increase in accessibility of newspapers to genealogists due to digitization but keeping up with the many services—ranging from free to paid to publisher-sponsored sites—offering content is difficult. Learn the ebb and flow of finding historical newspapers on- and offline, as well as finding and utilizing other newspaper resources such as abstracts and clipping files, and learn through a couple of case studies


  • Family History Library Research Trip, September 12-18, 2021, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Includes 7 nights at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel (Sun. thru Sat.) – adjacent to the Family History Library.
    Travel to and from Salt Lake City is at each registrant’s arrangement and expense. See Details and Registration.