Welcome to the Pennsylvania Chapter of Palatines to America
     Did your forebears emigrate to Pennsylvania from a German (aka Palatine) state? Are you interested in those Pennsylvania Germans? This is the place to learn more about them and find tips, clues, and resources to further your research. If your ancestors arrived in Philadelphia during the 1700s, the men were marched from the docks to the courthouse pictured above to sign the Oath of Allegiance (see Links for the Pennsylvania German Pioneer series to learn more). Members have access to additional resources, including searchable newsletters back to the first in 1978. Why not Join Us?
 


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Join the Pennsylvania Chapter, Palatines to America for their Fall Seminar and Annual Membership Meeting. Our speaker for this seminar will be Luana Darby, a professional Genealogist who specializes in Palatine German research. See Events Calendar for more information.
 
 

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August 16, 7:00 PM Eastern Time Using Meyers Gazetteer to Find Your German Hometown by LLoyd Shenberger
     
 
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Upcoming Events
August 16, 2022
Third Tuesday - Using Meyers Gazetteer to Find Your German Home Town
When doing research in Germany, it is necessary to know the name of the town where your ancestor lived. In order to "jump across the pond," you ...

September 17, 2022
1:00 pm
Pennsylvania Chapter Pal-Am Fall Seminar with Luana Darby
Join the Pennsylvania Chapter, Palatines to America for their Fall Seminar and Annual Membership Meeting. Our speaker for this seminar will be Luana Darby, a ...

September 24, 2022
10:00 am to 3:45 pm
Indiana Chapter Fall 2022 Meeting
"Exploring Your German Ancestor in Indiana" will be the theme of our 2022 Fall Meeting. Four speakers will present information to provide you with a ...

September 25, 2022
Family History Library Research Trip
Palatines to America sponsors a research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City each year. More information and registration can be found ...

October 15, 2022
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ohio Chapter Pal-Am 2022 Fall Seminar
"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 ...