Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America

2023 Spring German Genealogical Seminar

Presented in two parts virtually via Zoom
On Saturday afternoon, March 18th and Saturday afternoon, April 15th
Featuring Mark Rabideau.

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Registration is $20.00 for PALAM/COPALAM members; $25.00 for non-members.

2023 Spring Seminar Agenda and Speaker's Bio

Agenda Topics

Part 1: Saturday afternoon, March 18, 2023, 1:00pm-4:00pm

200 Years of Mennonite-Anabaptist Migration

This presentation will focus on the population movement of the Anabaptists from the late 18th, 19th, into the first half of the 20th centuries. The emphasis will be on the Mennonite communities in Prussia and Russia, plus those in Western Germany, France, and Switzerland.

Part 2: Saturday afternoon, April 15, 2023, 1:00pm-4:00pm

The Effects of Shifting Boundaries (Switzerland, France, & Germany) on Lives, Migrations, and Cultures

This presentation will focus on the realignment of borders and populations across the regions of Alsace & Lorraine in today's northeastern France, Bern-Basel regions in today's Switzerland, and Rheinland-Pfalz, Baden-Wurttemberg in today's Germany. We will discuss the significant geo-political events and population migrations of the late 18th through the early 20th centuries.

There will be ample time both during and after these presentations for audience questions.

Speaker's Bio

Mark has more than 20 years' experience researching genealogy. He has authored hundreds of genealogy articles and is a frequent speaker to genealogy organizations on the Front Range. He was the featured speaker at our COPALAM 2021 Fall Seminar. His areas of expertise include Prussian (Germany, Poland and Shoah/Holocaust) archives and repositories, plus historical knowledge of European Mennonite and Amish communities as well as French-speaking Quebec, Canada. His website is, which features research support pages, archives, maps, source documents, histories, guidance and photographs.

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