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Friz+UserPagePhoto.jpg   Fritz Juengling, Ph.D.


  • 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 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 Research Consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City


  • Germanic Genealogical Society
  • Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society

Lecturer and Presenter at the following Conferences:

  • 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

  • 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


  • "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. 
  • "Address Books in Genealogical Research."  Forthcoming in German American Genealogy.  
  • "Gesinde Dienstbücher as a Genealogical Source."  Germanic Genealogy Journal 15:2 (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. (Technical Report No. 1). The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
  • 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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