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. . A registration form can be downloaded at/palam_update/resources/2020-03-14-spring-meeting-flyer-final.pdf
Indiana Chapter PALAM
The Indiana Chapter was the second state chapter of Palatines to America to be formed. The first organizational meeting was held at a private home in 1976. The first formal meeting of the chapter was held April 16, 1977. The chapter holds a spring meeting and a fall workshop, with a wide variety of speakers and topics. A quarterly chapter newsletter is an additional benefit of membership. Robert A. McDougal, M.D., chapter member and past-president, has compiled indexes of three German groups, the "Athenaeum Turners", the "Indianapolis Gardeners", and the "Pioneers of the North American Turners". These indexes relate to periods dating from 1862 to 1918. For access, please see the Special Features box on the National home page.
President - Karen Zimmerman
Vice-President - Amber Oldenburg
Recording Secretary - Jane Feit
Corresponding Secretary - Grace Saatman
Treasurer - Max Carpenter