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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


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


Indiana Chapter of Palatines to America German Genealogy Society

  • Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, will be the featured speaker at the Fall Meeting of the Indiana Chapter on Saturday, October 3. This event will be live via Zoom with live Q&A sessions. Watch from the convenience of your home!

    She will provide 4 presentations:

    • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of German Military Records
    • He Took Her Name: Understanding German Farm Names
    • Stymied by Stieglers: Solved Using Indirect Evidence
    • So, You’ve Found Your German Town of Origin, Now What?

    For additional details and a registration form click /palam_update/resources/2020-10-03-fall-meeting-flyer-final-v2docx.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.

Chapter officers:
President - Karen Zimmerman
Vice-President - Amber Oldenburg
Recording Secretary - Jane Feit 
Corresponding Secretary - Grace Saatman
Treasurer - Max Carpenter

Director-at-Large - Marianne Wokeck

Past President - Bob Suhr


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