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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

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



Calendar of Events of PalAm German Genealogy Society

  • Indiana Chapter, October 2, 2021, Fall Meeting

    Fall Meeting—Dr. Roger Minert
    Dr. Roger Minert will be the speaker at our Fall Meeting on 2 October 2021. 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, and Resi-dential Registration in Germany.

    Dr. Minert is an internationally renowned genealogist and retired Professor of Family History and Religious Education at Brigham Young University. He is widely recognized as one of the preeminent authorities in Germanic genealogy in the United States. His areas of expertise include German family history research, German language/dialects in old vital records, German and paleography. Among the books he has published are German Immigrants in American Church Records, a series that now encompasses 27 volumes in 10 states, includ-ing Volume 1, Indiana Protestant. His most recent book is German Residential Records for Genealogists: Tracking Your Ancestor from Place to Place in Germany.

    We are scheduling the meeting as a virtual event via Zoom. Further details with registration information can be found on the enclosed flyer.

  • October 9, 2021 New York Fall Meeting in Buffalo, New York

    The meeting will be held at the historic and beautiful Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site (641 Delaware Ave). 

    Our speakers:  

    1. Joe Lieby will present on “How  attitudes toward our German ancestors changed during the Civil War and beyond”  
    2. Christopher White will use our presence at Roosevelt site to help us understand how America (and its politicians) reacted to the presence of and treated German Americans during World War  

    After a lunch break we will reconvene at the nearby (3 ½ miles) Concordia Cemetery (438 Walden Ave.) where we will participate in a ceremony honoring Capt. Michael Wiedrich, whose Wiedrich’s Battery helped the Union keep the high ground at Gettysburg.  

    Roosevelt site: On the 5th of September 1905 President McKinley was shot at the Pan-American Exposition and died on the 14th.  Vice President Roosevelt who was in the nearby Adirondacks was rushed to Buffalo and was inaugurated here at the home of his friend Ansley Wilcox. 

    Concordia Cemetery was originally founded for the burial of the German immigrants who moved to Buffalo in the early 19th century. It is a National Historic site, containing about 150 civil war veterans and known for its beautiful Victorian era carvings.  

    The registration fee will be $15. The portion of the meeting held at the Roosevelt site will be hybrid with members able to attend in person or via Zoom.  Questions to 

  • The Colorado Chapter Fall Seminar will be October 9th from 1:30pm to 4:00pm on ZOOM. 

    The flyer/registration form for the Fall 2021 Seminar is available HERE. Online registration is now open at

  • October 16, 2021, Ohio Chapter Fall Seminar 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on ZOOM

    The Fall Seminar features Aaron Fogleman. See flyer for sessions and more information.  Go to the Ohio Palam Website to Register

  • Conference Information

    Palatines to America National Conference

    June 16-18, 2022

    Doubletree Denver Hotel
    3203 Quebec Street
    Denver, CO  80207

    PALAM National Conference hotel reservations:

    Group Name:

    Palatines to America Convention

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    Hotel Name:

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver

    Hotel Address:

    3203 Quebec Street


    Denver, Colorado



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