A Student's Guide to German American Genealogy by Gregory Robl


A Student's Guide to German American Genealogy by Gregory Robl

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the fastest growing religious movements in the world. It is highly visible, with a massive missionary program, yet it remains a mystery in terms of its core beliefs and theological structure. This timely book provides an introduction to the basic history, doctrines and practices of The LDS - the 'Mormon' Church. Written by a non-Mormon it neither seeks to prove or disprove the truthfulness of the religious claims of that faith but rather to describe them in ways that non-Mormons can understand. Particular emphasis is given to sacred texts and prophecies as well as to the crucial Temple rituals of endowments, marriage and baptism for the dead, through which human beings may achieve their divine potential. This rich comparative study offers a new understanding of Mormon theology and ideas of humanity.


.,. provides an easy to understand overview of the history of immigration and culture in the U.S. for the particular ethnic group....Where the books shine, for the student and adult genealogist, is in the resource listings....For students, these books provide a great way of getting started in genealogy and learning about the life and heritage of their ancestors. For adult researchers these books provide excellent resources to move beyond the genealogical books into learning about the history, culture and experience of their ancestors. -FGS Forum

About the Author

GREGORY ROBL is a bibliographic researcher at Norlin Library, University of Colorado. /e He holds a master's degree in German literature from the University of Kansas. He studied turn-of-the-century German literature in Hamburg as a Fulbright scholar and is a member of Palatines to America, a genealogical society.

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192 pages


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Publication date

24th May 1996



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