Palatines to America 2016 Spring Meeting

  • 09 Apr 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Athenaeum - Willkie Room, 401 E. Michigan Street, , Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana Chapter 

Palatines to America 

German Genealogy Society

2016 Spring Meeting
April 9, 2016

9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker: 

Dr. Marianne Wokeck

On Saturday, April 9, 2016 one of our most highly-rated speakers over the last five years will be returning for our Spring Meeting at the Athenaeum in Indianapolis. Dr. Marianne Wokeck, the Chancellor’s Professor of History at IUPUI, will make three presentations: “Follow the Pioneers: Importance of Transatlantic Networks for Settlement Patterns”, “To Move or Not to Move: Transatlantic Relocation in the Age of Sail”, and “Advantages and Disadvantages of Starting Life as Redemptioners.”

Dr. Wokeck grew up in Germany studying at Freiburg im Breisgau and Hamburg Universities. Studying as an exchange student, she received her Ph.D. degree from Temple University. She has been on the faculty at IUPUI since 1991. Her book, Trade in Strangers: The Beginnings of Mass Migration to North America, explores the context in which emigrants from Germany and Ireland crossed the Atlantic to pursue New World promises.

This program will also include the chapter's Annual Meeting with election of officers. Registration will be from 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM with the meeting running from 9:30 AM – 3 PM. Lunch, not included in the registration fee, will be in the Rathskeller.

Cost: $15.00 (Pal-Am members  (before March 19)    

 $20.00 (non-Pal-Am member or members after March 19)

Registration does not include lunch.

For registration and more information - click HERE.


"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


P.O. Box 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012


Society Email Address:

President: James Kane      Email:

For other WVGS officers and their contact information click on "Contact" above left.

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