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Fritz Juengling, Ph.D., AG


  • 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.


  • German and Dutch Research Consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
  • Adjunct Professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah



  • Germanic Genealogical Society
  • The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen)

Presenter at the following Conferences and Seminars:

  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 January, 2015
  • Ogden FamilySearch Library 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 Taught

  • 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

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Recorded Webinars


  • "Dutch Websites."  Forthcoming in Dutch-American Genealogy.
  • "Spelling Variants in Dutch Documents." Forthcoming in Dutch-American Genealogy.
  • "Calendar Changes in Belgian, Dutch, French and German Research." Forthcoming in Dutch-American Genealogy.
  • "Religious Denominations in the Netherlands." Forthcoming in Dutch-American Genealogy.
  • Book Review of: Van der Sijs, Nicoline. Cookies, Coleslaw, and Stoops. The Influence of Dutch on the North American Languages. Amsterdam University Press. 2009. Forthcoming in Dutch-American Genealogy.
  • "The Importance of Latin in Family History Research." Forthcoming in German-American Genealogy.
  • "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.
  • Revised Edition of: Wakefield, Ray. Beginning German I. 1999. Minneapolis: Distance Education, University of Minnesota.
  • Revised Edition of: Wakefield, Ray. Beginning German II. 1999. Minneapolis: Distance Education, University of Minnesota.
  • “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 for
    Advanced 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.

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