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

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Palatines to America German Genealogy Society

Researching All German Speaking Ancestry

Ohio Chapter Palatines to America

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





Welcome to the Ohio Chapter of the Palatines to America

Sorry you miss our Spring Seminar comeback soon for information about our Fall Seminar



The Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America 2022
German Genealogy Spring Seminar.

with Speakers
Roger Minert and Stephen Wendt



Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
On ZOOM
Four Sessions

Stephen Wendt - Searching for Your Elusive Prussian Ancestors: A Case Study

Prussia once controlled parts of what are now modern Germany and Poland. Gain a better understanding of historical Prussia in the pursuit of records with numerous examples and resources. Covering Prussian Culture, Prussian Genealogy basics and a case study.

Stephen Wendt - Exploring German Emigration Records

You will gain a better understanding of the historical ports used for German emigration and the value of German emigration records. Covering the basics in German emigration history, German emigration genealogy, and a Prussian emigration case study.

Roger Minert - Cemeteries in Central Europe

The customs associated with funerals and burials in German-language regions of Europe are substantially different from corresponding rituals in the United States. The layout and maintenance of cemeteries in also quite different. In this presentation, images are used to illustrate cemetery conditions and cultural customs associated with funerals and burials. The presenter demonstrates how the individual or family grave and it's appearance are of great concern to Europeans. The question of death and burial records--often asked by North American researchers--are also discussed in detail. This presentation has been updated during Prof. Minert’s current stay in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 

Roger Minert -Addressing "BRICK WALLS" in German Genealogy

Mr. Minert's presentation will cover accessing German documents and traveling to/in Germany at this time

 For a different twist, Dr. Minert is willing to help several individuals with brick walls in researching German ancestors in this Q&A session. Please submit your Brick Wall question with details asap to Tom Fishbaugh at tfish@fishbaugh.com. The cutoff for submitted questions is April 6, 2022. These will be forwarded to Dr. Minert for his consideration.

Registration Fees before 6 April 2022 are $35 for Members and $45 for Non-Members

Registration Fees After 6 April 20022 are $45 for Members and $55 for Non-Members

Questions? Please Email Tom Fishbaugh tfish@fishbaugh.com

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Spring 2022 Seminar

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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