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Our 2013 national reunion, "What's Your Legacy?", celebrating the 100th anniversary of the clan's first reunion in 1913. Watch for reunion plans in 2015.

Custom-Search Minerd.com for Names and Locations

This award-winning site -- now in its 15th year -- twice has been named a Family Tree Magazine "Top 10 Family Website." Having drawn more than 2.3 million visitors since 2000, it captures the sweep of Americana through the eyes of one Pennsylvania German family, with tens of thousands of branches, and untold millions of stories.

Minerd.com is a forum for sharing knowledge and promoting the national reunion of our large pioneer clan, the Minerd- Minard- Miner- Minor family, with origins in the Pittsburgh region of Pennsylvania. The site may change the way you think, learn about and understand families. While our clan is no bigger, better or more interesting than anyone else's, it is symbolic of many early families who put down roots and let time work its magic.

Instead of just tracing backward, we're also exploring forward in time to tell the saga of one clan over a span of 275 years. It starts with German-Americans Friedrich and Eva Maria (Weber) Meinert Sr., of Berks County, PA and their sons, Revolutionary War veterans Jacob Minerd Sr. and his wife Maria Nein, pioneers of Fayette/ Somerset Counties, PA, and Friedrich Meinert Jr. and his wife Catherine Nein, and thence to tens of thousands of their siblings and descendants, down to the present day. We're very interested in making contact with all descendants, everywhere, and learning how they've touched our nation. More >>>

The Numbers and the Tales Tell the Story -- 
Minerd.com's 2013 Annual Review -
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Praise for the New Family Civil War Book - More>>>

"Walks readers through Ephraim's experience... Ephraim is real to the reader." --America's Civil War

"... day-to-day life of a young man who continued to serve his country despite being hobbled by illness and a battle injury... --Western Pennsylvania History, Senator Heinz History Center, an associate of the Smithsonian Institution.


Prayer for Our Military Cousins in Harm's Way - More>>>



In Memory - Capt. Erick Foster - The Ultimate Sacrifice in Iraq

Cousin Erick M. Foster, a captain and paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, died Aug. 28, 2007 of combat injuries sustained during an enemy attack using small arms fire in Muqdadiyah, Iraq. Tragically, he is now one of far too many known cousins in our family to make the ultimate sacrifice during wartime.  


We Want to Hear from You!

Our website and archives are continual works in progress with new findings about family, past and present.  (We even welcome ultrasound photos from the womb!) If you have questions or information, spot any errors, or wish to contribute your own writings, family knowledge or archival materials for the benefit and understanding of all, please contact us.
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Acknowledgements  -  Newly updated Who's Who 2010 booklet
Researching the names Minerd, Minard, Miner, Minor, Meinert, 
Meyndert, Meinder, Meinter, Minder, Minord, Mineard

Total visits since May 7, 2000 launch: 2,679,198

Last updated: Oct. 26, 2014

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