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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


Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America German Genealogy Society

  • February 20, 2021 (1:15-3:15) – A brief introduction to Zoom –

    by Lori Poch - followed by a discussion of your genealogy questions

  • German Community Forum

    Coordinated by Diana Druback and Lori Poch

    Free Zoom meetings open to everyone

    Meets most months January -October

    February 27, 2021 (1:15 -3:15) – Beginning German Genealogy &  what you need to know about your immigrant ancestor PALAM Members Only –  by Diana Druback

    Register Here to receive the Zoom link to sign-in

  • The Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America
    2021 Virtual Spring Seminar Via Zoom
    with Speaker Daniel Jones, MS, AG

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Four Sessions

    Finding your European Ancestors: Record Types and Resources for Research

    Germany: Complex Thinking - Using non-parish registers to solve research problems

    From the Alps to the Rhine: Your Swiss Research - What makes Swiss research unique?

    The Search for Anna Hansen: Using Geography to Find German Records

    About the Speaker


    Daniel Jones is an Accredited Genealogist specializing in Swiss and German research. He is currently a research specialist in Germanic and Slavic Europe for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After graduating manga cum laude from Brigham Young University, Daniel worked professionally for over a dozen years in helping several high profile clients with research all over Europe. He has experience in numerous archives across more than a dozen countries in Europe, North America, Africa, and Australia. Daniel has also presented at multiple national conferences, including FGS and RootsTech, as well as the 2019 International German Genealogy Conference.


    Questions? Please Email Tom Gerke

    Register today!

    PDF copy of Session information.

  • April 17, 2021 (1:15-3:15) – How to use Matricula to find German

    Catholic Church records - by Carol Swinehart

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