Indiana Chapter of Palatines to America
State of Indiana
Welcome to The Indiana Chapter of
The Palatines to America German Genealogy Society!
Willkommen to our brand new website! 
What is a Palatine? 
So many German-speaking immigrants were from the Palatinate (Pfalz) region during the 1600-1700’s that English-speaking people soon called anyone who spoke German a "Palatine." The name of our Society refers to ALL German-speaking immigrants to America, including people from Germany, Austria, Alsace, Belgium, Brazil, Italy (South Tyrol), Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Romania and Ukraine.
Our Chapter
Through our regular spring and fall conferences, our collaborative learning series and our quarterly newsletters, we provide the opportunity to enhance the value of membership in the national Palatines to America Germany Genealogy Society. We have members who live in Indiana and the surrounding states, and also members from far and wide who are interested in Germanic genealogy generally and/or in the Midwest region. We hope that this website will provide another avenue for fulfilling our Mission:
  • to promote interest in the research and study of all German-speaking peoples who migrated to the Americas
  • to exchange and preserve information relating to the history and culture of German-speaking families
  • to provide appropriate methods, tools and resources to assist members in achieving their research goals
  • to encourage fellowship and sharing of information among members
We welcome you to join our quest to exchange and share information through fellowship with others who have similar interests. Be sure to stop back to see us again as we gradually expand our website!
Ancestral Village of the Month
Michelau Rudersberg W├╝rttemberg
View of Michelau, Schlechtbach, Rudersberg from the forest register books
created by Andreas Kieser, 1685
If you would like to see one of your villages featured for a month, send the name of the village to and we'll put it in the queue.

January 30
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
German-speaking Ancestors from France
Presented by our newsletter editor, Stephen Van Bibber. Free event--only for Pal-Am members of any chapter--must pre-register  
April 9
Pal-Am Colorado Chapter Spring Seminar
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin will present four sessions: two on Friday and two on Saturday.
April 24
9:45 am to 4:00 pm
Spring 2021 Indiana Chapter Meeting
James Beidler will present four sessions for our spring meeting.  
September 12
Pal-Am Family History Library Research Trip to Salt Lake City
Enjoy a full week of researching in the extensive collections of the LDS Family History Library.