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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 Details

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