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Henry Z Jones Jr. – Open House
April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
The Germantown Library, New York Chapter of Palatines to America, and Germantown History
Department are pleased to announce that the research collection of noted genealogist and author,
Henry Z. Jones Jr., is now available for public use, right here in Germantown, N.Y. Mr. Jones is
widely known for his many decades of research into the Palatine German migrations to New York
and elsewhere, 1710 and later migrations included. He is the author of The Palatine Families of New
York, 1710, Volumes I, II, and supplement; More Palatine Families: Some Immigrants to the Middle
Colonies 1717 to 1776. He also co-authored the three volume Even More Palatine Families: 18th
Century Immigrants to the American Colonies and their Austrian, Swiss, and German Origins, and
several other books regarding genealogy.
As part of a collaboration between the Germantown Library, the New York Chapter of Palatines to
America, and the Germantown History Department, Mr. Jones has very generously donated the
books, periodicals, files, and correspondence he has amassed over six decades of researching the
Palatines. The collection will be available to the public at the Germantown Library. Also included is
an additional volume exclusive to the collection, entitled Some German Origins of New York’s Later
Arriving Palatines, published by Mr. Jones in early 2022.
We are thrilled that this collection is located in Germantown. Germantown, then known as East
Camp along with the corresponding settlement of West Camp across the Hudson, is central to the
story of the 1710 Palatine migration to New York. It is our hope that scholars, genealogists, and the
general public will find it an invaluable resource – and drive further interest in the Palatine imprint on
the history of colonial British America and the early United States.
Join us at the Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Road, Germantown, NY 12526, on April 24th
from 1PM to 4 PM for an open house to dedicate the Henry Z Jones Jr. Palatine Research Center.
Town Historian Tom Shannon will give brief remarks about the scope of the collection, the cross-
country adventure to acquire it, and be available for discussion and questions.