Palatines to America German Genealogy Society
Researching German Speaking Ancestors!

2020 National Conf Cincinnati

Detailed Conference Information click here.

This information contains a printable information with an order form if you prefer sending your registration via usps. Must be received by March 15, 2020 to avoid late fee of $35. Information about the Hotel is Included.  You will need to contact Hotel separately. 

New registration requirement: Members will put their member number on Page 1 of 3 Shipping page as you checkout. There will now be no limit to the number of members you can register at the same time this way. Make sure to include the names of all the members you are registering.

                               Crossing the Bridge to Yesterday 

 Palatines to America National Conference 2020

The Queen City of the West Welcomes PALAM - June 17-20, 2020 at the historic Netherland Hilton Hotel, Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

Conference Schedule


Dr. Michael D. Lacopo, Daniel R. Jones, Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, Dr. Allen Bernard, Ernest Thode, Kent Robinson, Diana Drubach, Katheen Reed, Andrew Houghtaling, and Lauren Kuntzman

Wednesday         June 17 1:00pm-5:45pm Pre-Conference Workshop "Key Essentials of German Genealogy ­From Basics to Success." presented by Kent Robinson, at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 800 Vine St.

.Thursday            June 18 9:00am-3:30pm Bus Tour of Over-the-Rhine led by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Thursday            June 18 5:00pm Conference Registration—Salon F, Fourth Floor

Friday                 June 19 7:00am Conference Registration—Fourth Floor Registration Area

Friday                 June 19 8:30am Conference Lectures — Main speaker Daniel Jones, MS, AG

Saturday             June 20 8:00am Palatines to America National Membership Meeting

Saturday             June 20 9:00am Conference Lectures — Main speaker Dr. Michael D. Lacopo

Conference ends at 4:30


                                                                       Research Opportunities

1. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, the fifth largest genealogical collection in the nation.

2. The Cincinnati History Library and Archives, located in the Cincinnati Museum Center, the former Union Terminal, an art deco architectural masterpiece.

3.The National Underground Freedom Center & Museum - including the Family History Center 

4. The University of Cincinnati Archives and Rare  Books Library 

5. The Cincinnati Police Museum

6. The Cincinnati Fire Museum

                                                                          Topics of Interest

German Migration to the West - did your ancestors come through Cincinnati?

The Courthouse Burned Down - A Lot!

Beer Barons and Brewers George Remus, Cincinnati Bootlegger

How Prohibition affected German Immigrants

Photo Tour of Over the Rhine

Take me out to the Ball Game - the German Turner Movement

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