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2024 National Palatines to America Conference
Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9
2024 National Palatines to America Conference  (PalAm National)
Join us in Albany on June 6 – 9, 2024 for PalAm’s National Conference
Speakers include Philip Otterness, author of Becoming German: The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York, Pennsylvania German genealogy expert; James M. Beidler; Daniel Horowitz from MyHeritage, and William Tatum, Dutchess County (NY) Historian.
This conference is in-person only, and the sessions will not be recorded.
Also included are a pre-conference research day at the New York State Library and post-conference at the Henry Z. Jones Jr. Palatine Research Center
Visit the PalAm website event listing for more information and registration.


German-American Genealogy Resources at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP)
Tuesday, June 18
German-American Genealogy Resources at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP)  (PA PalAm Events)
7:00 pm
via Zoom
Katy Barnes, Director of Genealogical Services and Programs, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will talk about HSP’s resources. Founded in 1824, HSP is one of the largest history libraries in the nation, showcasing collections on regional and national history, and offering a manuscript collection renowned for its holdings that span from the 16th to the 21st centuries. HSP also holds one of the largest family history collections on the East Coast, containing genealogical material from every state east of the Mississippi River.
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Researching Your Pennsylvania German Ancestors at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center
Tuesday, July 16
Researching Your Pennsylvania German Ancestors at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center  (PA PalAm Events)
7:00 pm
via Zoom
Presenter, Hunt Schenkel, is the Archivist at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center in Pennsburg, PA. He will give a discuss the Library’s collection, which focuses on Schwenkfelder history as well as Pennsylvania German history in general.
The Schwenkfelders are a small German Protestant denomination who settled in southeastern Pennsylvania in the 18th century. Their center maintains internationally recognized collections and research facilities. Visitors can explore the themes of religious freedom, tolerance, migration, and heritage through stories of the Schwenkfelders and Pennsylvania Germans of the Perkiomen region.
Register Here.
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2024 PalAm FamilySearch Library Research Trip
Sunday, September 8 through Sunday, September 15
2024 PalAm FamilySearch Library Research Trip  (PalAm National)
FamilySearch Library - Salt Lake City, UT
Even with all the resources online, there are still a lot of records that are only available in person.  A visit to the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City is well-worth the trip.
See the event listing on the PalAm website and download the flyer for more information and registration.