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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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Palatines to America
P.O. Box 531096
Indianapolis, IN 46253


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PO Box 141260
Columbus, OH 43214


Indiana Chapter of Palatines to America German Genealogy Society

  • Saturday, May 20, 2023 Indiana Spring Meeting, in person and Virtual, Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis. Registration 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM; Program 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

    “Honing Your Genealogy Research Skills”, Featured Speaker: Dr. Michael Lacopo.

    Click here for the meeting flyer and registration form.

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.

Chapter Newsletter: March 2022, Issue 149

Chapter officers:
President - Karen Zimmerman
Vice-President - Patty Wiseman
Recording Secretary - Angela Guntz
Corresponding Secretary - Grace Saatman
Treasurer - Andrea Glenn

Director-at-Large - Marianne Wokeck

Director-at-Large - Pat Rogers

Newsletter editor - Stephen Van Bibber

Membership chair - Kent Robinson

Past President - Bob Suhr

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