Journal of Undergraduate Research


student wages, German immigrant, church records


Religious Education


Church History and Doctrine


In 2013, I was awarded a mentoring grant under the MEG program for calendar years 2014-2015. The grant was for $20,000, all money stipulated for use as student wages. Advanced students of Germanic family history and German language were hired to extract data on German immigrants from old handwritten church records in the states of Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The plan was to compile the data and have it published as a service to a very large number of Americans attempting to identify the home towns of German ancestors in the United States.

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