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

Ohio Chapter Palatines to America

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





Welcome to the Ohio Chapter of the Palatines to America

The Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America
2022 German Genealogy Fall Seminar

Saturday, October 15, 2022 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT

A History of Germany before 1800 With Speaker Dr. Frank Kleinehagenbrock

Dr. Frank Kleinehagenbrock is the Managing Director of the Research Center of the Commission for Contemporary History in Bonn, Germany, and a private lecturer at the Chair of Modern History at the University of Würzburg.

This may be basic knowledge for some, but for members and researchers beginning their Germanic research, this is where it begins. Presentations are in English.

Session 1 the Holy Roman Empire
Session 2 the Reformation
Session 3 the Thirty Years’ War
Session 4 and Dorfordnungen (Village Regulations) Questions? Please email Tom Fishbaugh at tfish@fishbaugh.com

*DOOR PRIZE* Katja Davidson of “Sunset View Translations” is offering 2 free hours of German translation work for one lucky attendee. Winner will be drawn on October 15th from list of paid registered attendees.

Registration includes 2 week availability to recordings of presentations on Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America private YouTube channel. This gives you the availability to watch again, or if you can’t be with us on the 15th you can watch at your leisure. A Zoom link and handouts will be emailed to paid registrants a few days prior to the seminar. The Zoom link is for the registrant only. It can not be used by others. Any Zoom questions or problems please email Lori Poch at loripoch@yahoo.com

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Fall Seminar 2022

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 temporarily at Former Whitehall Branch Library, 4371 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio. 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


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.

Please check with the library to confirm these times.
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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