The Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America
2023 German Genealogy Fall Seminar

Saturday, October 7, 2023 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m


 Dublin Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library

75 N High St, Dublin, OH 43017


Guest Speaker

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG, Educator, Author







The Voyages of our German Immigrants Germans began immigrating to the United States in 1683, according to documented history. This talk highlights aspects of the first four major waves of migration through 1910. The areas from which they came and motivations that typified each wave will be detailed. Available immigration and emigration records help tell the immigrant’s story. Laws changed over time and impacted various aspects of the immigration experience.

In They Came: Using U.S. Immigration Records Beginning in 1820, the United States required the names of every passenger arriving at a U.S. port. Most lists survive today. Learn where to find them and how to use them.

Untangle the Web of German Websites- The internet offers more quality information for German researchers. This talk will focus on collections of free digitized German materials and indexes available on the internet. Most websites presented are based in Germany, so tips and tricks for navigating them will be included. This talk will help you expand beyond church records for your German research.

Discover the Holdings of German Archives German archives hold many records valuable for expanding our genealogical research. Church records not available digitally may be waiting in archives. State and local archives may contain emigration, court, tax, and other records to fill in our ancestor’s story. This webinar will explain how to find relevant archives and discover their holdings. It will describe how to navigate detailed online finding aids when available. One need not be fluent in German to do this research. Essential vocabulary and translation tools will be discussed.


Several eateries are available nearby, or bring your lunch. On-site attendees will have a chance at raffles and door prizes. Let’s renew our friendships and meet other members. Registration includes 2 week availability to recordings of presentations on the Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America’s private YouTube channel. This allows you to watch again, or if you can’t be with us on the 7th you can watch at your leisure.

A Zoom link and handouts will be emailed to all paid registrants a few days before the seminar. The link is for the registrant only. It can not be used by others.

Seminar questions? Please email Tom Fishbaugh at 

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Ohio Chapter – Palam

and mail with form: OH PalAm Fall 2023 Seminar Ad to:

Ohio Chapter Palam c/o Jill Filo 2999 Kendall Road, Copley, OH 44321-2544



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