Ohio Chapter Palatines to America German Genealogy Society, Box 302, Worthington, OH 43085

Ohio Chapter

Palatines to America German Genealogy Society

Researching All German Speaking Ancestry

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  • Saturday, October 11, 2014
    Oct 11, 2014 Fall Seminar Understanding Ancestors' Occupations and New German Digital Libraries More Information
  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    Nov 11, 2014 Free Workshop at Historic Zoar Village -- Nancy Ottman More Information

German Community
Forum Series every 4th Saturday 10am - Noon
September - May


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Welcome to the Ohio Chapter of the Palatines to America

The Ohio Chapter Palatines to America German Genealogy

2014 Fall Seminar Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Understanding Ancestors' Occupations and New German Digital Libraries

Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Avenue, U.S. Route 42, Plain City, Ohio 43064

Featured Speaker: Baerbel Johnson, an engaging, sought-after German genealogy speaker and Family History International Reference-Desk Consultant.

Print OFF REGISTRATION FORM AND SEND Via Snail Mail  (also for Library Distribution) 

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  • Walddorf, Baden-Wuertemberg, Germany
  • Gutenfels Castle
  • Linz
  • Schoenberg Castle

We research ALL German speaking Ancestry


The Ohio Chapter of Palatines To America (PAl-Am) is a regional German-American genealogical organization. It is part of The Palatines To America, a national genealogical society of persons researching German-speaking ancestry, with emphasis on European migration from the Germanic regions of Europe to North America (primarily the United States and Canada).

The Palatines To America German Genealogical Society was founded in 1975 with headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. National Library Collection is now housed in the Columbus Metropolitan Library on 96 S Grant Ave. in Columbus, Ohio 43215. To contact the Ohio Chapter write to PO Box 302, Worthington, OH 43085.

Ohio Chapter Officers & Committee Members CLICK HERE.

Read the history of the Ohio Chapter PalAm CLICK HERE (PDF format).

Join Palatines to America Ohio Chapter

  • Learn from experienced researchers at our free workshops.
  • Participate in the German Community Forum Series
  • Attend German research seminars in the Spring and Fall
  • Read our quarterly newsletter - Palatine Heritage
  • Buy Ohio Chapter German genealogy publications.
  • Access our Members Only Section to:
      Enter Your Immigrant Ancestors
      Use our maps and research tools
      Add your query coming soon.


Mission Statement
"Advance Knowledge"


  1. To further interest and study of German speaking immigration in Ohio.
  2. Encourage members to further research family histories in Ohio
  3. Promote information about life, times, and social life of German speaking emigrants and descendents.


Columbus Metropolitan Library

The Palatines to America’s collection of genealogy books is now housed in the Columbus Metropolitan Library. The State of Ohio genealogy collection and the Franklin County Genealogy collection can also be found at CML.

Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S Grant Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Hours: Mon-Thur: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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