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Palatines to America
PO Box 141260
Columbus, OH 43214

Join Us for an Exciting German Genealogy Event

Are you looking to broaden your ancestor detective skills? Then plan to attend the Palatines to America German Genealogy Society’s 2018 National Conference being held from June 15 to 16 in the Adams Mark Hotel, Buffalo, NY.

The keynote speakers are John Colletta and Baerbel Johnson, both nationally known for their expert knowledge of German genealogy. Six additional speakers with varied genealogical expertise, round out the two-day program, providing a wide variety of topics and information. A conference syllabus with written information about each presentation will be provided to registrants.
A vendor room will offer items for purchase and information about societies to assist you with your German genealogy. Breaks between sessions will provide time to network with others who share your genealogical interests.
Pre-conference activities include access to the German genealogy resources in the Grosvenor Room at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library on Wednesday, June 13 and a Western New York German American Experience bus trip plus a Beginner German Genealogy Workshop on Thursday, June 14.

For more information, visit

Pal-Am-National-Conference Registration Brochure

Roberta Newcomer, Publicity Chair, Palatines to America

Ottawa Branch OGS offers a genealogical education session prior to the monthly presentation. Genealogy: Back To Basics includes a short (30-45 minute) lecture on a genealogical topic, followed by a Question and Answer session with Ottawa Branch members. If you are new to family history research or need a refresher, come out and join us. The sessions are held on a Saturday at 10:30am in Room 115 of the City of Ottawa Central Archives. Coffee and tea will be available throughout the morning. There is no charge for the session and all are invited to return at 1:00pm for the monthly presentation. Check our website at for details on the morning and afternoon presentations.
     For the first half of 2015, we covered Getting Started, Are You a Trust Me Genealogist?, Genetic Genealogy, Lineage Societies and Ottawa Resources. The fall schedule includes Genealogical Resources in Eastern Ontario, the Genealogical Proof Standard anSeven Common Genealogy Research Mistakes to Avoid.
     We are looking for local genealogists who are willing to give a Genealogy Back to Basics presentation in 2016. There is no reimbursement other than all the tea and coffee that you can drink as well as the appreciation of your fellow hobbyists. If you are interested in participating, contact Mike More at

Monthly Branch presentations, are open to the public and are held at 1pm on Saturday afternoons, except in July and August, at the City of Ottawa Central Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (near Woodroffe). Announcements of the place, date and guest speakers for the monthly presentations are listed in the Ottawa Branch News, on this website, notice boards of local libraries and in the media.

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