At the IGGP Conference in July, Roger’s topic will be Enumerated, Registered and Forgotten: Censuses and Residential Registration in GermanyMine? Learn about the form and content of both Censuses and Residential Registration records, two lesser-known resources throughout the German Empire, and how to use them to discover ancestral genealogical details.
Roger P. Minert received his doctoral degree from The Ohio State University in German language history and second language acquisition theory. He taught German language and history for ten years, and then became a professional family history researcher. Accredited by the Family History Library for research in Germany and Austria, he worked for twelve years as a private genealogical researcher. From 2003 to 2019, he served as a professor of family history at Brigham Young University. The author of more than 200 publications, he directs the research program German Immigrants in American Church Records; the series now consists of 33 volumes. In 2019, Minert was recognized for his years of service to the Palatines to America Society and also received the “Shirley Riemer Lifetime Achievement Award” from the International German Genealogy Partnership. In 2020 was named a fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association. From his home in Provo, Utah he continues to write articles on Germanic genealogy and participate in conferences nation-wide.
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