Red Reclining Griffin

Pomeranian Webinar
Saturday, August 17, 2024 1 p.m. EDT (U.S and Canada)
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"Status in German Society 1500 to 1800: Where Did Your Ancestors Fit In?" with Dr. Roger P. Minert

Dr. Roger P. Minert Photo This presentation applies to all German states including Pomerania. Thanks to a great extent to the very well-developed and rather inflexible feudal system in Germanic territories in Europe, our ancestors were quite stable in their social and economic status. T he structure of classes (from the highest to the lowest) is described in this presentation, with an emphasis on correctly placing our ancestors on that social scale continuum. Advantages and disadvantages for our ancestors are discussed, as well as the advantages for modern historians searching for their ancestors in that world.

Dr. 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 10 years, and then became a professional family history researcher

Accredited by the Family History Library for research in Germany and Austria, he worked for 12 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 212 publications, Dr. Minert directs the research program "German Immigrants in American Church Records"; the series now consists of 42 volumes. In 2019, Dr. 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 (IGGP). He was made a fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association in 2020.

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