"Since 2002, the Dillman Family Association (DFA) has been helping Dillman families throughout the world understand their family heritage."

The DFA was formed to help everyone with an interest in learning about the ancestry of families that include the Dillman surname, or one of its many variations (Dillmann, Stillman, Tillman, Dielman, Dieleman, Dhyllmann, Dihlmann, Dilllaman and Tighlman). Membership is open to all who are interested.

Activities include a quarterly newsletter filled with human interest stories and the latest discoveries about Dillman heritage. A DNA testing project has helped us learn who is related to whom. A Dillman Library has ancestry records and artifacts from many family lines.

Dillman Genealogical Conferences (formerly known as the Mega-Reunions) are held every two years in different locations (Fort Wayne, IN; Indianapolis, IN; Roanoke, VA; Harrisburg, PA; Cincinnati Airport, KY) to discuss new genealogical discoveries and plan new activities.


*** Our 2014 Genealogical Conference (Aug 8-9, 2014) will return to Indianapolis (Plainfield)! *** For those not able to attend the reunion, commencing on Friday August 8th, we will have an OPEN HOUSE on Thursday evening (Aug 7th) beginning at 7 PM at the Cambria Suites Hotel, Plainfield, with full access to the DFA's Library. Reunion update here. Draft reunion program here. Please see our registration form.


The Dillman ancestry of some of our members has been traced back to the 1500's and for other family lines our work is just beginning. We welcome inquiries, and would be pleased to help you learn more about your Dillman family ancestry.

Chris Dillman, 2012-2014 DFA President (also 2010-2012)

Our Sixth Genealogical Conference (Aug 9-11, 2012) was a huge success!

2012 Fort Wayne reunion








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