We are excited to have Fritz Juengling back with us again at the 2016 FEEFHS Conference. Fritz earned a BA in Secondary Education and a BA in International Studies German Emphasis, graduating with Honors from Western Oregon University. He attended the University of Minnesota where he received his Master’s and Ph.D. in Germanic Philology with minors in both English and Linguistics. What is Germanic Philology, you may ask?
Germanic Philology is a highly specialized field that combines languages, linguistics, paleography and history. In completing the programs Fritz demonstrated competence in English, German, Medieval Latin, Dutch and Norwegian; and took courses in fourteen other languages, Latin and Greek philology, and both Latin and Middle English paleography.
Fritz has taught all levels of German, including Medieval German literature, and Old English (Anglo-Saxon) at the college level; German, English, and Latin at the high school level. He is an accredited genealogist for Germany through The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. He is a European Research Specialist, specializing in German, Dutch, and Scandinavian research, at the Family History Library.
Fritz will be teaching two classes in the German Track: German Names and Practical and Social Decisions for Emigration to America: Beyond the Obvious Reasons.
Please come join us for the 2016 Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS) Conference. It will be held August 8-12, 2016 at the Plaza Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.