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August 28, 2022 By: Janet Rupert
August 2022 Penn Pal
Our latest issue includes the following articles:
  • Announcement of our Fall Seminar and Annual Meeting. All are welcome. Check out our events page.
  • Feature article: What to Do When Your German Records Are Not Online, by Lloyd Shenberger
  • Members' Corner - researching land records at PA Archives and county courthouses
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Membership Renewal Reminder

April 13, 2022 By: Janet Rupert
February 2022 Penn Pal
Synopsis of articles in February 2022 Penn Pal
  • "Introducing Third Tuesdays" - our Zoom series of Genealogy Moments and other presentations to help members with research, learning, and connections.
  • "Pennsylvania German - James Lick" explores the impact of a Pennsylvania German whose influence extended from Lebanon County, Pennsylvania to Gold Rush-era California.
  • "Tracking the Early Lightner Family in America" - a more scholarly article about a Pennsylvania German family (Leitner) with early 18th century roots in Chester and Lancaster Counties and connections to New York Palatines, as well as settlers in Maryland and New Jersey.
  • "Karneval in Köln - and Pretzels" offers insight into celebrations and food traditions associated with the festive days preceding Lent in parts of Germany and Switzerland.