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Fritz Juengling


  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota: Germanic Philology with minors in both English and Linguistics
  • MA University of Minnesota: Germanic Philology
  • BA Western Oregon University: Secondary Education with Honors
  • BA Western Oregon University: International Studies German Emphasis with Honors
  • Certificate of Graduation from LDS Institutes of Religion

Germanic Philology is a highly specialized field of study, combining languages, linguistics, paleography and history. For his graduate degrees, Dr. Juengling was required to demonstrate competence in English, German, Medieval Latin and two other modern languages. He chose Dutch and Norwegian. He also took courses in Old, Middle, and Early Modern English, Old and Middle High German, Old Norse (Old Icelandic), Gothic, Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Middle Dutch, history of the English, German, Dutch, and Scandinavian languages, Latin and Greek philology, Latin paleography, and Middle English paleography. He also took a number of courses on English dialects and wrote his dissertation on the formation of Southern Hemisphere dialects of English.

Employment and Service


  • Accredited Genealogist professional through ICAPGen for the following regions:

The Netherlands
Luxembourg (Specialty)

Presenter at the following Conferences and Seminars:

  • Foundation for East European Family History Studies Family History Conference: Salt Lake City, Utah, 11 August, 2016
  • Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America 2016 Conference: Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1-3 August, 2016
  • Willamette Valley Genealogical Society: Salem, Oregon, 9 July, 2016
  • Immigrant Genealogical Society: Burbank, California, 4 June, 2016
  • Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2016: Burbank, California, 4 June, 2016
  • New Mexico Genealogical Society Spring Conference: Albuquerque, New Mexico, 21 May, 2016
  • Sacramento German Genealogy Society 2016 Spring Seminar: Sacramento, California, 30 April, 2016
  • Utah Genealogical Association South Davis Family History Fair: Bountiful, Utah, 23 April, 2016
  • Germans in St. Louis (via webinar), 19 March, 2016
  • Roots Tech: Salt Lake City, Utah, 4 February, 2016
  • Ogden Family History Center 2015 Conference: Ogden, Utah, 12 September, 2015
  • Foundation for East European Family History Studies Family History Conference: Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 August, 2015
  • BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference: Provo, Utah, 30 July, 2015
  • Southern California Genealogical Society: Burbank, California, 20 June, 2015
  • Immigrant Genealogical Society: Burbank, California, 20 June, 2015
  • Germanic Genealogical Society 2015 Spring Conference: Minneapolis, Minnesota, 15-16 May, 2015
  • Greeley Stake Family Discovery Day: Greeley, Colorado, 18 April, 2015
  • Utah Genealogical Association South Davis Family History Fair: Bountiful, Utah, 11 April, 2015
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy: Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 January, 2015
  • Ogden Family History Center 2014 Conference: Ogden, Utah, 13 September, 2014
  • Keizer Stake Family History Center Genealogy Evening: Salem, Oregon, 17 June, 2014
  • The Huguenot Seminar: Salt Lake City, Utah, 3 May, 2014
  • Utah Genealogical Association South Davis Family History Fair: Bountiful, Utah, 26 April, 2014
  • Seminar der Deutschen Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbände (DAGV): Visselhövede, Germany, 8-13 July, 2013
  • Utah Genealogical Association South Davis Family History Fair: Bountiful, Utah, 20 April, 2013
  • Georgia Family History Expo: Atlanta, Georgia, 10 November, 2012
  • Family History Conference: Silverton, Oregon, 30 April, 2011

Classes and Lectures

  • Historical Events that Affected our East Frisian Ancestors
  • A History of the Low German Language
  • Resources on FamilySearch for German Research
  • German Research: Some Insights
  • Germans from Russia
  • An overview of, online sources, connections and more. Beginning German research.
  • Beyond the Obvious Reasons: Practical and Social Decisions for Emigration to America
  • Danish Probate Records
  • Beginning Dutch Research
  • German Names: Their Origins, Meanings, and Distribution
  • Ortsfamilienbücher
  • Using Censuses in the Danish Demographical Database
  • Using the Danish Website Arkivalieronline
  • Website for research in Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Slovakia
  • Meyer’s Gazetteer: Reading the German Type Print and Using the Online Version
  • Register of Swiss Surnames
  • German Emigration Sources Online at
  • German Emigration Sources: The Hamburg Passenger Lists
  • US Immigration Sources
  • Some Tips for Genealogical Research
  • Dutch Religious Minorities and their Records
  • The Huguenots in The Netherlands and South Africa
  • Calendar Changes in German, Dutch and French Research
  • Using the Dutch Website Wiewaswie
  • Old German Script
  • Deutscher Einfluß auf amerikanische Kultur
  • Onkel Fritz ging nach Amerika…Wie finde ich meine amerikanischen Cousins?
  • Paläographie: Alte deutsche Schrift
  • Historical Events that Affect German Genealogical Research
  • German Church and Civil Records
  • German Geography
  • German Gazetteer Series: Non-Prussian Gazetteers
  • German Gazetteer Series: Prussian Gazetteers
  • German Gazetteer Series: Meyer’s Gazetteer
  • The Genealogical Value of German Guild Records
  • Finding Places in Germany using Meyers and other Gazetteers
  • Beginning German Research


  • “Meyer’s Gazetteer Now Online, Indexed and Fully Searchable!” Die Pommerschen Leute 39:3 (Fall 2016): 3-4.
  • “Seven Framed Documents – and Florence Nightingale, Too.” With James M. Beidler. Der Kurier 34:2 (June 2016): 25, 27-28.
  • “The Importance of Latin in Family History Research.”  German-American Genealogy Fall 2015: 1-3.
  • Book Review of: Van der Sijs, Nicoline. Cookies, Coleslaw, and Stoops. The Influence of Dutch on the North American Languages. Amsterdam University Press. 2009. In: Dutch-American Genealogy Spring 2015: 19-20.
  • “Dutch Websites.” Dutch-American Genealogy Spring 2015: 14-18.
  • “Calendar Changes in Belgian, Dutch, French and German Research.” Dutch-American Genealogy Spring 2015: 11-13.
  • “Religious Denominations in the Netherlands.” Dutch-American Genealogy Spring 2015: 9-10.
  • “Spelling Variants in Dutch Documents.” Dutch-American Genealogy Spring 2015: 1-8.
  • “Low German Language in German Research.”  American-Ostfriesen Journal 18:1( Jan. Feb. Mar. 2015): 19.
  • “Hartmut Wegner: A Family History Researcher in Pommern.” Die Pommerschen Leute 38:1 (Spring 2015): 6.
  • “Immigrant’s journey, step by step.”  Der Kurier. 32:4 (December 2014): 73, 76-79.
  • “Month Names in German.”  German American Genealogy 2014: 1-6.
  • “The History of That Little Troublemaker ‘-in’ and What to Do About It.” Der Blumenbaum 31:4 (April, May, June 2014): 170-171.
  • “Focus on Baden.” Germanic Genealogy Journal 16:3 (2013): 5-17.
  • “Address Books in Genealogical Research.” German American Genealogy 2013: 2-6.
  • “French Influence on German Research.” Der Blumenbaum 30:3 (January, February, March 2013): 121-123.
  • “Ortssippenbücher and Ortsfamilienbücher: Valuable Resources in Genealogical Research.” Der Kurier 30:4 (December 2012): 77-79.
  • Gesinde Dienstbücher as a Genealogical Source.” Germanic Genealogy Journal15:2 (Summer 2012): 17.
  • “Salem School Names.” In: Sturgeon, Keni, ed. Willamette Valley Voices: Connecting Generations. A Publication of the Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill 1:1 (Summer 2012): 18-30. Online at: The Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill.
  • “Weekdays and Weekday Symbols.” Der Blumenbaum 30:1 (July, August, September 2012): 26-27.
  • “The Genealogical Value of Guild Records.” Germanic Genealogy Journal 14:4 (Winter 2011): 5-10.
  • “The Etymology of She.” Rivista Italiana di Linguistica e di Dialettologia 3 (2001): 129-151.
  • Review of Oregon’s Names: How to Say Them and Where are They Located.” Bert Webber, M.L.S. 1995. Medford: Webb Research Group.” In: Names: A Journal of Onomastics 48:2 (June 2000): 156-160.
  • “A Bibliography of English in South Africa (Revisited).” Language Matters 30 (1999): 197-198.
  • The Origins of the Southern Hemisphere Accents of English. 1999. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International.
  •  “A Bibliography of English in South Africa.” Language Matters 29 (1998): 179-255.
  • “Some Minnesotaisms.” 1998. In: Cogdill, Sharon. Book of Virtues: A Compendium. The College of Fine Arts and Humanities 1997-98. St. Cloud State University College of Fine Arts and Humanities. 132-135.
  • Chalhoub-Deville, M., Juengling, F., McCollum Lozier, V., & Mueller, I. 1996. Qualitative and Quantitative Review of the University of Minnesota, CLA Language German Entrance and Graduation Proficiency Tests. The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
  • Chalhoub-Deville, M., McCollum Lozier, V., Sweet, G., Juengling, F., Klein, F., Mueller, I., Alcaya, C., & Kim, S. 1995. Technical report #1: Qualitative and Quantitative Critique of the Entrance and Graduation University of Minnesota CLA language Proficiency Tests in French, German, and Spanish. Minneapolis: The Center forAdvanced Research on Language Acquisition.
  • Chalhoub-Deville, M., Juengling, F., Klein, F., & Sweet, G. (Submitted to Eric) Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview. The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition. University of Minnesota. 1995.