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Mennonite Studies: Reference

Use reference sources to start your research journey

Conestoga wagon recreating the journey of the early Mennonite pioneers.


Reference sources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, annuals and many others that are not meant to be read "cover to cover" but consulted for quick and factual information.

Current and reliable reference sources provide an overview of a  topic. They help you understand the terminology and issues in a topic new to you.



Photograph: Conestoga wagon being pulled by horses through the hills of Pennsylvania, with a support vehicle behind, for the 1952 trek from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Waterloo, Ontario. Credit: David L. Hunsberger, Mennonite Archives of Ontario

Selected Mennonite Studies Reference Sources

More General Reference Sources

German Script Tutorial

Brigham Young University has an online paleography tutorial for reading German scripts.