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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Upcoming Events
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 ...

October 18, 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Third Tuesday - Ask Us Anything
“Ask Us Anything” is your opportunity to talk to Chapter Board members and ask us questions. About the Chapter or about Pennsylvania German research, history, resources, ...

October 22, 2022
Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America fall Seminar
The Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America (COPALAM) will be presenting a half-day Fall Seminar via Zoom on Saturday, October 22, 2022, from 9:15am until ...

November 15, 2022
7:00 pm
Beyond the Nutcracker: German Christmas Traditions
The decorated tree, the song "Silent Night," the story of The Nutcracker and more are contributions to Christmas traditions in the U.S. by German immigrants ...