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Saturday, March 18 through Saturday, April 15
Colorado Chapter Spring Seminar  (PalAm Other Chapters)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Mark Rabideau will present “200 Years of Mennonite-Anabaptist Migration” on March 18 from 1:00-3:00 PM MDT and “The Effects of Shifting Boundaries (Switzerland, France, & Germany) on Lives, Migrations, and Cultures” on April 15, again from 1:00-3:00 PM MDT.For PalAm members, the cost is $20 to attend both sessions. See the flyer at to register. Note: Times are Mountain Daylight Time

Saturday, April 15
Ohio Chapter Spring Seminar  (PalAm Other Chapters)
Via Zoom or in-person at Columbus Metropolitan Library
Katherine Schober, translator, educator, and author, will present an all-day event with sessions about German names, deciphering German handwriting, Google hacks for German documents, and locating German records. More information and registration at The fee is $50 for PalAm members, whether via Zoom or in-person.

April Third Tuesday - What can you find at the Allen County Public Library?
Tuesday, April 18
April Third Tuesday - What can you find at the Allen County Public Library?  (PA PalAm Events)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Via Zoom
John Beatty, Genealogy Librarian, at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana will provide a pre-recorded overview of the library’s holdings, particularly those that pertain to German-speaking immigrants who settled in or passed through Pennsylvania. If you plan to attend the IGGP conference in June, this overview can help you prepare to make best use of the library’s resources while you are in the area. Click here to register for the program.

May Third Tuesday - Using Matricula and Archion German Church Databases
Tuesday, May 16
May Third Tuesday - Using Matricula and Archion German Church Databases  (PA PalAm Events)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Via Zoom
Carol Swinehart, long-time PalAm member and genealogy researcher, will draw on her research experience with Matricula and Archion to help attendees gain a better understanding of how to use these valuable databases in searching for ancestors in Germany and Austria. Click here to register for this session.

Saturday, May 20
Indiana Chapter Spring Seminar  (PalAm Other Chapters)
Via Zoom or in-person at Indiana Historical Society
Dr. Michael Lacopo will speak on “Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-evaluating the Evidence,” “Finding Treasures in the Hoosier Courthouse,” “How to Overcome Brick Walls in 19th & 20th Century German-American Research,” and “The Genealogical Proof Standard in Motion: A Case Study.” This is a full-day seminar, and costs $30 for PalAm members. See for more information and to register.

PalAm-sponsored Luncheon at the National Genealogical Society Conference
Thursday, June 1
PalAm-sponsored Luncheon at the National Genealogical Society Conference  (PalAm National)
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Richmond, VA Convention Center
Join us for the NGS conference at the Greater Richmond (VA) Convention Center and meet other members at the PalAm-sponsored luncheon on Thursday, June 1 where John Treadway will talk about Germans in Virginia. Early bird registration discount ends on 31 March. The in-person programs cover a wide variety of topics, including ones related to Pennsylvania and Germans, as well as DNA, land records, military sources, research skills, and a host of other subjects. Online option also available, although it does not offer nearly as much content. See for more information.

International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) Conference
Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11
International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) Conference  (PalAm National)
Grand Wayne Conference Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana
The International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) conference is happening in a just few months. Early bird discounted registration ends March 3. This is one of the few occasions in which you will hear from and connect with people focused on German genealogy, and only German genealogy. Attendees will enjoy a weekend of programs and activities that highlight the diversity of the German-speaking genealogy community.
This amazing conference will offer more than 100 presentations and more than 25 Connection sessions — the most presentations IGGP has ever offered and the largest number of German genealogy presentations at a genealogical conference in the U.S.
The conference will be held in-person in Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 9-11. But there is also a robust virtual option, with access to programming in real-time. And a USB drive is available for purchase, allowing all attendees to watch the recorded presentations. Go to to learn more and to register.
Look for presentations from speakers in Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, Serbia, and Germany. They do not usually present in the U.S. But you can hear from them at the IGGP conference! And, of course, U.S. experts in the field of German genealogy will speak as well. Check out the list of both on-site and virtual speakers at #IGGC2023, now posted on the website. You'll see for yourself the amazing range of topics they'll cover.
Fort Wayne has long been known as “a most German town,” with about 50% of its residents claiming German ancestry, and the Fort Wayne Germanfest is happening during the conference. Those attending the conference will also have the opportunity to utilize the acclaimed Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library (ACPL) with historical and genealogical materials that number more than 1.2 million items in the physical collection. The library further offers access to dozens of major databases and thousands of smaller specialty data files. Researchers will have access to the expert staff who can assist them with finding their families’ histories and stories. You can learn more about this collection at our April Third Tuesday program.

June Third Tuesday - The IGGP 2023 Conference Experience
Tuesday, June 20
June Third Tuesday - The IGGP 2023 Conference Experience  (PA PalAm Events)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Via Zoom
Pennsylvania Chapter members who attended the 2023 International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) Conference in Fort Wayne will offer a recap and review of their experiences, sharing some of what they learned or how the conference benefited them. Join us for this open-ended discussion. Click here to register.