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Electronic records, approximately 1938-2011

Identifier: MSS 8956 Series 4

Scope and Contents

Contains scanned documents, ephemera, and photographs, and other digital files such as statistics, research notes, biographical information, emails, and letters collected or created by Roger P. Minert while researching and writing two books, "In Harm's Way," and "Under the Gun," both detailing the lives of German Latter-Day Saints prior to and during World War II. Also contains revisions of the books, promotional material for the books, and presentation materials related to Minert's research, such as Power Point presentations and notes. Dated approximately 1938 to 2011.


  • approximately 1938-2011


Conditions Governing Access

Digital material available for use in the reference room.

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.


1 online resource

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