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Oral histories, approximately 2000-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8956 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains audiocassette recordings of German members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaking about their lives, especially the period occuring during World War II, as compiled by Roger P. Minert. The histories were collected mostly through personal or telephone interviews between Roger and the member in either Utah or Germany. Materials created approximately 2000 to 2011.


  • approximately 2000-2011


Language of Materials

Materials are in both English and German.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from the Reference Services at

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Roger Phillip Minert was born on March 8th, 1952, in Lincoln, Nebraska. From the age of 19 to 23, Roger lived in West Germany and Austria. He went on to study German at Brigham Young University, graudating with a BA in 1977. After teaching German at a high school and working as a financial analyst for a few years, he earned his MA in German Literature from Ohio State University and later a PhD in German language history from the same school. He later became a professor of family history at BYU.

Roger has written over 120 books and articles on German language and history, and spoken at numerous genealogy conferences. He is especially well-known for his work as a professional genealogist. Roger married Jeanne Gardner. They have four daughters.


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