"Indiana Chapter Palatines to America Special Fall Meeting" with Dr. Helmut Schmahl

  • 15 Oct 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana Chapter Palatines to America

Special Fall Meeting 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Eugene and Marilyn Glick
Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Registration 9:00 AM-9:30 AM

Program 9:30 AM-4:00 PM 

Featured Speaker:

 Dr. Helmut Schmahl Professor of History at University of Mainz, Germany 

Co-sponsored by IGHS & Max Kade German-American Center & IHS 



9:30 AM — 9:45 AM WELCOME 

9:45 AM — 10:45 AM SESSION 1 — We Are Not Strangers in This Land: German Immigrants in the U.S. from Independence Until the First World War 

10:45 AM — 11:00 AM BREAK 

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM SESSION 2 — Beyond Lederhosen and Sauerkraut: Everyday Life in Germany in the 18th and 19th Centuries 

12:00 PM — 1:30 PM LUNCH 

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM SESSION 3 — Traces They Left Behind: German Sources About Our Ancestors 

2:30 PM — 2:45 PM BREAK 

2:45 PM — 3:45 PM SESSION 4 — Going Digital: Current Trends in Genealogical Research in Germany

 Dr. Helmut Schmahl — was born in Alzey, Germany, in 1966. He earned his Ph.D. degree at the University of Mainz in 1999 with a study on emigration from Hessen-Darmstadt to Wisconsin in the 19th century. Dr. Schmahl teaches at the History Department of the University of Mainz as well as Gymnasium am Römerkastell Alzey. In 2002 he was a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. German emigration to America is one of his primary areas of historical interest and expertise. He has done extensive research on his sons' German and American ancestors and has lectured at historical and genealogical conferences in the United States, France, and Germany since 1987.

Registration: $20.00 (Pal-Am) $25.00 non-members and ALL registrations after September 24th

Register form can be found at www.palam.org Chapter Indiana.  Please address questions to - indianapalam@gmail.com.


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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: wvgs@inwvgs.org

President: James Kane      Email: jjpkane@frontier.com

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