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Professional Experience
Professional Research Services
& Pedigree Chart Analysis
Accredited by the Family History Library for Germany in 1992 and Austria in 1993.
with agencies & individuals in Europe
Written thousands of letters and emails to Europe since 1973.
German to English & 
English to German
More than four million words translated since 1978.
Conference Presentations
German Immigration Research

The toughest challenge  to

American family history researchers is to find documentation proving an immigrant's hometown.


Dr. Minert is attempting to facilitate a solution by sponsoring and supervising a team of students who read German church records and collect genealogical data.  

Since the initiation of this project in 2003 there have been 38 volumes published and over a hundred students employed.     

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Make "GIACR part of your research strategy!  

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Brigham Young University - Family History Webinar

Making the Most out of GIACR by: Dr. Roger P. Minert

     "GIACR has changed

   the way we do Germanic  genealogy in the

    Family History Library."


     Fritz Juengling, Ph.D., AG


Be a part of the solution!  

Donations are greatly appreciated. Email Dr. Minert at: and make a difference in German family history research.


The German Immigration Research program is a registered charitable entity and donations to the project are tax-deductible!

©2023 by German Immigrant Research

A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization EIN: 84-3043567

Revised and Expanded!

Dr. Roger P. Minert Ph.D., Prof. em

2024 Collected Works

This valuable resource can be purchased as a flash drive or as a one-time digital download.     

German Immigrants in American Church Records  

Religious Studies
Religious Studies Publications

Against the Wall

Johann Huber and the
first Latter-day Saints in Austria

In Harm's Way

East German Latter-day Saints
in World War II

Under the Gun

West German and Austrian
Latter-day Saints in World War II
Research Publications
Research Publications
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Family History Research


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Otherwise, books can be purchased by check or money order written to "German Immigration Research"
and sent directly to Roger P. Minert, General Delivery, Spring City, UT 84662.
Please include the name of the product you would like to purchase,
payment (price of product + 5.00 shipping and handling for each book, within the United States),
your name, mailing address, contact phone number and email address.
Please contact Roger P. Minert for shipping and handling charges on product shipped outside the United States.
Volume discount prices are available for these six books, i.e., for orders of ten or more copies of one title.  
Please contact Roger P. Minert for details.

Germans to America and The Hamburg Passenger Lists: Coordinated Schedules

The only comprehensive source of data on passengers departing Germany.
PICTURE---Germans to America and the Ham
  • Authors: Roger P. Minert, Ph.D., 
  • Kathryn Boeckel, Caren Winters 
  • Publisher: Heritage Books (March 26, 2007)​

  • ISBN: 0788436503​

​Germans to America can be ordered through the following website:

Our goal is to provide superior self-help literature

to assist the family history researcher

in finding old German documents and deciphering handwriting in those documents. 

Created by: Susan E. Sirrine


Telephone: (801) 420-1169

All options are not available on a handheld device.  To view the entire collection of Dr. Minert's publications please access his website using a computer.

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