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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

Mailing Address:
PO Box 141260
Columbus, OH 43214

Research Center: 



Research Guidelines - PalAm

*NOTE:* The Resource Center is CLOSED. The Palatines to America research materials are now housed at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library 96 S. Grant St., Columbus, OH 43215:

1. What kinds of resources are found in the Palatines to America Collection?

The following resources are located at the Palatines to America's Resource Center:

25-yr+ collection of members’ pedigree and immigrant ancestor family group charts;

Assorted published family histories;

Thousands of Surname Files of materials from members and non-members;

Unique manuscript collections of United States and European researchers.

The following are housed at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library 96 S. Grant St., Columbus, OH 43215:

Over 5000 reference works of history, general and ethnic genealogy, immigration/emigration, geography, travel and foreign language topics (US and European publishers);

Over 300 serial titles.


2. How can we access the Palatines to America Collection?

The Palatines to America book and serial titles collections has been donated to the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library, 96 S. Grant St., Columbus, OH 43215, where the collection is available for research. Many of these materials are “reference only” and accessible to the public during the Library’s regular hours of operation, others may be available through Inter-Library Loan. Please check their website at or contact their History and Genealogy Department at (614) 849-1249 for further information.