Palatines to America

Type: Non-profit, National Genealogical Society with 6 state chapters
Purpose: To promote the study of Germanic immigration to North America, to publish information of general interest, and to provide a means for members to exchange information and share research.
Contact Information:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 141260, Columbus, OH 43214
Phone Number: 614-267-4700
Individual $40.00/year
Family $45.00/year
Membership Benefits:
  • Includes membership in the national society plus the choice of one state chapter (additional state chapters can be included for $8 each)
  • The Palatine Patter quarterly e-newsletter (can be mailed for an additional charge)
  • The Palatine Immigrant quarterly journal
  • State chapters generally produce a quarterly newsletter
  • Members only databases on the website
  • Opportunity to submit Immigrant Ancestor and/or Ancestor Charts forms that will be added to members-only databases and filed at the Resource Center for future reference
  • Opportunity to submit queries for publication in The Palatine Patter
  • Reduced registration rates for National Conference and Chapter seminars
  • Biennial national conference
  • State chapters generally hold spring and fall meetings
Research (or Focus) Areas: Any German-speaking region
Research Services: Provide research of information available in the resource center headquarters and/or the Palatines to America collection at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. $25 for members; $50 for non-members.
Library: The extensive contents of the former Palatines to America library office were donated to the Columbus Metropolitan Library upon moving the office to a new, smaller facility. The library is located at 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio. The contents of this collection of over 2,500 volumes can be found by clicking Resources > Online Catalog  link from the Palatines to America website. Additional information about the library can be found on their website at:
Store/Publications: In the Bookstore portion of our website, you can join/renew membership, order previous issues of The Palatine Immigrant, issues of Pages from the Past, a variety of other books, maps, pins, and German hiking medals.
Indexes: Anyone can view indexes of all quarterly issues of our journal, The Palatine Immigrant, starting in 1975. The are indexed via names, locations, topic, etc. and are accessible from the Database tab on the home page. Any back issue may then be ordered via the Bookstore.