Joseph Lieby

411 Philo St.
New Windsor, New York 12553

Phone: 845-561-7990


Contact between 8:00 am to 10:00 pm US Eastern


New York City and State, Research methodolgy and German topics


Westward in New York and Beyond
This presentation discusses the factors that caused many to move into western NY, and sometimes beyond.
German History and Heritage in New York
They came when it was a Dutch colony and stayed. They came as Palatine Immigrants, and settled the NY frontier. They served in war and peace. They came to our cities and brought their language, culture and talents.
Kleindeutschland: Researching Your Ancestors in Manhattan's Little Germany
An area in lower Manhattan became known as "Little Germany", because by 1855, there were only two German speaking cities that were larger than Manhattan's Kleindeutschland. Learn about this German community, and how to research your ancestors who lived there.
Researching Your German Ancestors
Finding our German ancestors European origins may be difficult, but is usually possible. What tools will you need?
Were Your Ancestors Refugees from the 1848 German Revolution?
Understanding and researching those who left following the 1848 revolution in Europe.
Germans in the American Civil War
Discover how your German ancestors may have been involved in the American Civil War.
Organizing Your Family Research
Methods and tools to stay organized when you research.
Your Ancestor Paid Taxes Too
What do tax recods tell us about your ancestor and where can we find those records?
Naturalization: the Path to Citizenship
Finding the records that your ancestor created in becoming a citizen.

Other topics available upon request.

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Previous Engagements:

11 May 2013 National Genealogical Society, Las Vegas: Our German Ancestors: When they came. Where they went.
8 Jun 2013 Westchester Genealogical Society, Westchester, NY: Kleindeutschland: Researching Yoour Ancestors in Manhattan's Little Germany.
22 Jun 2013 Palatines to America, Albany, NY: Were Your Ancestors Refugees from the 1848 German Revolution? 11 Sep 2013 Newtown Genealogical Society, Newtown, CT: Researching Your German Ancestors.
21 Sep 2013 New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, Liverpool, NY:

  • Were Your German Ancestors Refugees from the 1848 German Revolution?
  • German History and Heritage in New York.
    27 Jun 2014 Palatines to America National Coonference, Columbus, OH
  • Germans in the American Civil War.

  • Bio:

    Joseph Lieby is the current President of the Palatines to America: National German Genealogy Society. He retired as a school district administrator, and has over twenty years experience in genealogical research in the New York, New Jersey area. He has spoken at national and regional societies and has published articles on his research interests in his blog,, and in the New York Palatines newsletter of which he is the editor.

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