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What is the Toughest Problem in U.S.-German Genealogy?

ANSWER: Identifying the Immigrant's Hometown in Germany

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How does German Immigration Research (GIR) help you find your ancestor's German hometown?

GIR collects obscure genealogical data from American church records.

GIR employs a team of university students, working under the direction of Roger P. Minert, Ph.D (professor emeritus), to collect, extract, and sort the data.

The data are published in a series of books entitled German Immigrants in American Church Records.

See all of the current volumes of

German Immigrants in American Church Records 

GIR team engaged in a marathon index editing session. 


GIR researcher at work. 

Be a part of the team...donate today!

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Contact Us

Roger P. Minert at: 1490 W. 1500 North, Provo, UT 84604


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