German Immigrants in American Church Records, Volume 18: Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota


Dr. Minert and a team of researchers at BYU are currently involved in a project wherein they read and extract Americans' German vital records from historic local church vital records. These church records often pinpoint German origins in the "old country." Places and dates of birth, marriage, and previous residence in Germany are commonly found in these records. Dr. Minert estimates that 65-76 percent of historic local church records give an immigrant's exact place of birth.

Roger Minert

(2015), 2020, cloth, 382 pp.

ISBN: 9781628593280