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Summer Speaker Series

The Fascinating Life of Your German Ancestor

Saturday 26 July 2014

Orlando Gardens, 8352 Watson Rd., Webster Groves, MO

8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Featuring Roger Minert, PhD, AG

Many thanks to the StLGS German Special Interest Group for suggesting that StLGS sponsor a German lecturer in the 2014 Speaker Series.

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Each summer and fall the society presents a Speaker Series, a one day seminar focused on a specific topic. This single concentration provides a wonderful opportunity to hear a series of related presentations in detail, while also being able to share information with others interested in the same topic.

This year’s Summer Speaker Series will be held on Saturday, 26 July 2014, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Our featured speaker will be Roger Minert, PhD, AG, who will give four talks designed to help you understand the lives and church records of your German ancestors. Dr. Minert will give the following lectures:

  • A Genealogist's Outline of German History Since 1517
  • A Day in the Life of Your German Ancestor
  • German Immigrants in American Protestant Church Records
  • Church Records in Germany

For more detail on each of the talks, be sure to click on the link just above for the Summer Speaker Series flyer.

Biographical Information on the Speaker:

Roger Minert, PhD, AG, received his doctoral degree from 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 has more than 35,000 hours in research experience. In August 2003, he became a professor of family history at Brigham Young University. The author of more than eighty books and articles, he is currently directing the research project, "German Immigrants in American Church Records."





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