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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


Genealogical Links to Help Your Research

Beginning "How-To" Genealogy

Cyndi's List

A free site. The largest available site of indexed family history Internet sites in the world.

Basically a pay site, but genealogy instuction, forms and other information are free.


The oldest and largest free genealogy site. Good instruction under Guide to Tracing your Family Tree.

Genealogy Learning Center

Basically a pay site, but their Learning Center is free.

Olive Tree

A free site with lots of how-to committed to making records available.

Access Genealogy

A free site with lots of help and free records.

Beginning German Genealogy

German Genealogy Research Outline

An outline for beginners to intermediate researchers, showing the basic steps to developing a German genealogy research project.

German GenWeb

Free site with German genealogy materials.

Index to German Genealogy Online

Oversite index for resources for German genealogy on the Internet.

German Research Outline

Free German Research Outline. Great explanations from history to parishes to genealogical societies.

Internet Sources for German Genealogy

German genealogy resources.

German Genealogy Internet Portal

Available in English or German

German Gothic Script

Info and history about German records in gothic script.

Census Records

Census Records Online

Free census index, option to pay.

German History

German History

Links to specific periods in German History.

Palatine Migration

Palatine migration information for beginners.

Deutsche Auswanderer USA

English language available

German Language

German Word List for Genealogists

Genealogical German word list of commonly used words / terms.

Latin Word List for Genealogists

Genealogical Latin word list, particularly helpful in Catholic recods

German Word Translation Online

Type in specific German words for translation.

English to German Sentence Translation

Type sentence in English will translate to German.

The Leo Dictionary

Has apps for Android devices

German Embassy, Washington, DC

German Embassy

German Embassy, Washington D.C. German genealogical societies, magazines, Internet sources and databases and publications.

German Information Center USA

The German Information Center USA is dedicated to fulfilling the public diplomacy mission of the German Embassy by offering Americana a window on modern Germany.

Specific Search Links, Ships & Passenger Lists, etc.

Palatine German Genealogy & Ship Lists

Palatine German genealogy and ship passenger lists. - Court, Government & Criminal Records

This category includes records created by government agencies and commissions, as well as records created in response to criminal offenses—large and small. - Birth, Marriage & Death Records

The key records are the official indexes, which let you order your ancestors’ certificates. - Military Records

Service records, medal records, casualty lists and other Army records and Navy records.

Commercial Sites

Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Historian and lecturer on topics relating to German immigration, settlement and influences in America.

Henry Z Hank Jones, Jr

Hank Jones, Jr, professional genealogist, lecturer, writer, fellow of the American Society of Genealogists. Best known for his extensive work with Palatine genealogy.

Genealogy Unlimited

Maps of Germany, Poland and more

Picton Press

Genealogy & historical publishing

Masthof Bookstore, Mennonite Family History, Tours

Bookstore, press, European Tours, Mennonite Family History

Family Tree Tours

Travel back to your Roots. Specialists in German heritage trips: small groups, private guided tours or independent travel.

German Heritage Tours

Historical tours of German heritage sites.

Little Miami Publishing Company

Publisher of books on genealogy and history.

Genealogy Software

Genealogy Software for the Mac

Reunion 9

Genealogy Software Information

Software information on

Family Associations

APGAR Family Association, Inc.

The Apgar Family Tree