Palatines to America
German Genealogy Society

Upcoming events

    • 9 Jun 2023
    • (EDT)
    • 11 Jun 2023
    • (EDT)
    • Fort Wayne, Indiana - Also Virtual Option
    International German Genealogy Partnership Conference
    in Fort Wayne, Indiana
    June 9-11, 2023

    Fort Wayne, Indiana has recently been chosen as the host of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) conference in 2023. This conference focuses on the history and genealogy of those with German ancestry, wherever they live in the world. Palatines to America German Genealogy Society is a partner within IGGP PalAm will have a strong presence at this conference. We encourage you to attend!

    Fort Wayne has long been known as “a most German town,” with about 50% of its residents claiming German ancestry. The acclaimed Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library (ACPL) is more than pleased to be the local host for the 2023 event, with support from local German societies, genealogical societies, and Visit Fort Wayne

    The 2023 IGGP International Conference will be held in downtown Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Conference Center and will offer three days of German-centric presentations in multiple tracks. Attendees will learn from top presenters with advanced proficiency in their fields of study, including genealogists, authors, historians and archivists. Those attending the conference will also have the opportunity to utilize the ACPL’s Genealogy Center’s historical and genealogical materials that number more than 1.2 million items in the physical collection. The library further offers access to dozens of major databases and thousands of smaller specialty data files. Researchers will have access to the expert staff who can assist them with finding their families’ histories and stories. 

    Join us 9 June – 11 June, 2023 for this exciting conference. Partnership Leadership Day will be 8 June, 2023. We look forward to seeing you there!

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    • 9 Jun 2023
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Fort Wayne, Indiana at the IGGP Conference & ZOOM

    Palatines to America Annual Membership Meeting

    The PalAm annual membership meeting will be held during the International German Genealogy Partners Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The meeting will be held Friday evening June 9 at 7:00 pm EDT both in person and virtual.

    There are three primary issues that will come before the Membership to vote on:

    1. Election of Officers for 2023-2025 
    2. Approval of the National Budget for FY 2023-24
    3. Changes to the National Bylaws

    Documentation for voting (must Log in as Member to access):

    NOMINATIONS FOR 2023-2025.pdf
    Final Statements _ Budget 03_31_2023.pdf
    2023_04-06 FYE 03-31-2023 Audit Letter.pdf

    If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you can participate remotely via Zoom and vote on the issues. If you want to participate in the Meeting via Zoom, please click on this Registration link.

    If you prefer to email your Ballot, fill it in with your votes marked, scan and email it to

    If you want to cast your votes by regular mail, send your completed ballot to:
    Palatines to America 
    PO Box 531096
    Indianapolis IN 531096

    To have your vote count, you must be a member in good standing; that is, you must have paid your annual fee for Membership Year 2022-2023 or be a lifetime members. Please print your name at the bottom of the Ballot so we know the Ballot was submitted by a member in good standing. If you mail your ballot it must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2023.

    • 24 Sep 2023
    • (MDT)
    • 30 Sep 2023
    • (MDT)
    • Salt Lake City, Utah

    German Genealogy Society

    FamilySearch Library Research Trip
    September 24–September 30, 2023
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Includes 7 nights at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel (Sun. thru Sat.)– adjacent to the FamilySearch Library. Travel to and from Salt Lake City is at each registrant’s arrangement and expense.

    LIBRARY HOURS: Monday, Friday, & Saturday: 9 AM – 6 PM;
    Tuesday – Thursday: closes @ 8 PM

    The International Desk has a staff of experts in German genealogy who can assist with reading microfilmed or digitized German records.
    Orientation, FSL classes as scheduled,
    sharing with group members, and more.
    Ability to digitize many kinds of media at no charge
    Nearby restaurants, large shopping mall, specialty shops, historic sites,
    Temple Square, et. al.

    Early bird registration with a $100 deposit BEFORE June 1:
    Deluxe Double Queen: $475 per person [includes taxes]
    Deluxe Double Queen as a Single: $900 [includes taxes]
    Standard King: $820[includes taxes]

    Registration AFTER June 1:
    Deluxe Double Queen: $500 per person [includes taxes]
    Deluxe Double Queen as a Single: $925 [includes taxes]
    Standard King: $845[includes taxes]
    *Non-members of Pal-Am: add $50 per person to ALL above rates*

    Download the Research Trip Flyer 
    for more information and registration form

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