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 the Research 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.
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Upcoming PalAm Third Tuesday Programs:
Feb. 21, 7:00 PM
Eastern Time
New DNA Features and Tools:
DNA tools are advancing fast and it's hard to keep up!  Some of these tools are free, some require a fee and several recognized testing companies can provide you with your male or female Haplogroup - now you can trace your Haplogroup back to Genetic Eve or Adam.
Dr. John Adam Farris
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Upcoming Events
February 21, 2023
7:00 pm
Third Tuesday - New DNA Tools
DNA tools are advancing fast and it's hard to keep up!  Some of these tools are free while others require a fee.  Several recognized ...

June 9, 2023
International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) Conference
Fort Wayne, Indiana has recently been chosen as the host of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) conference in 2023. This conference, which is expected ...