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Our Mission and Values


~ Minerd.com Website ~

The mission of Minerd.com has not changed since its launch on May 7, 2000 -- to be a forum for sharing knowledge among our cousins and the public to strengthen our understanding of the long-term, combined impact of extended families on society. This is done through:

  • Research – To identify each and every descendant of Western Pennsylvania pioneers Jacob and Maria (Nein) Minerd Sr.; 
  • Social Outreach – To hold an annual reunion open to the family at large;
  • Knowledge -- To collect, organize and preserve all types of documentation and photographs related to cousins’ lives and their contributions to Americana; and
  • Publishing – To share extensive research results through printed materials and our website. 

~ National Family Reunion ~

The mission of the national Minerd-Miner-Minor Reunion, held every other summer in Western Pennsylvania, is to:

  • Promote family relationships by holding an entertaining annual reunion at a place of historic significance in the family;
  • Educate our cousins about our family’s rich history and heritage; and
  • Share and publish research information widely to broaden our understanding of our extended family’s role in our communities nationwide. 

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