About the Pennsylvania-Dutch

Germany

Are you searching for your German ancestors? If so, here are some clues.

The dialect of German known as “Pennsylvania Dutch” originates from a widely-scattered agricultural population. Several dialects were brought chiefly from the region of the Upper Rhine, and the Neckar Rivers, the latter furnishing the Suabian or Rhenish Bavarian element. The language is therefore “South German”, as brought in by emigrants…

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