Fall Virtual Mini Conference

Saturday, September 11, 2021


Conference 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

(Nebraska Football Game Kickoff 2:30PM)

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Virtual seating is limited

Registration Closes September 1st or earlier if virtual seats are filled

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Welcome to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society's 2021 Mini Conference!

Searching for Elusive Germanic Records 1816 – 1916*

Featured Speaker

Dr. Roger P. Minert

*Includes areas not in current day Germany

Dr. Minert & wife, Jeanne, at Hangman’s Bridge in Nuremberg



09:00 – 09:15   Welcome/Zoom protocols

09:15 – 10:15  Session 1 – Germanic Census

10:15 – 10:30  Break/Door Prizes

10:30 – 11:30  Session 2 – Germanic Residential Records

11:30 – 11:45  Break/Door Prizes

11:45 – 12:15  Q&A Session from questions previously submitted by participants

12:15 - 12:30  Survey & Thank You

Registration Fee: 
LLCGS member - $30
Non LLCGS member - $40 
This Year's Sessions

Census Records in Germany 1816 - 1916


In this presentation Dr. Minert shares results from his 6 month sabbatical stay in Europe in 2015.  The traditional mystery of German census records can now be explained: They are in many ways unlike their counterparts in the U.S.  Frequency, content, methodology and accessibility of these records in the thirty-eight states of the German Empire are explained and illustrated.


Residential Registration in Germany

This presentation is based on a kind of record that is essentially unknown among Germanic researchers.  From the sixteenth century on, local authorities monitored the comings and goings of strangers and foreigners, keeping ever more detailed records of newcomers – primarily for the safety of local residents.  The personal details contained in such records make them a valuable resource for family history research.  Dr. Minert will exhibit the form and content of residential registration and trace the historical development up to the late nineteenth century; by then, in most states every man , woman and child was registered – whether local or from elsewhere.

Questions and Answers with Dr. Minert

Dr. Minert has extensive experience working with archives in Germany and with German church records in the U.S.  Take advantage of this opportunity to tap into his knowledge. He can speak about methodology and approaches that might be helpful to you in researching your Germanic ancestors.  Submit your questions by September 1st to programs@LLCGS.info  


Dr. Roger P. Minert Biography:
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 192 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 he 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.
To learn more about Dr. Roger Minert's publications go to https://rpmgrtpublications.wixsite.com/mysite.