New Fellow: Lewis Bunker Rohrbach

The Fellows of the American Society of Genealogists held their annual meeting on Saturday, October 10, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. Lewis Bunker Rohrbach of Marco Island, Florida, was elected to the Society as its 164th Fellow.

Lewis Bunker Rohrbach has published extensively for the past thirty-five years, beginning with Volume 1 of his Rohrbach Genealogy in 1970. Four more volumes of that genealogy were issued in subsequent years, and they are among the very best examples of German-American genealogy ever published. In 1995 his Höffelbauer Genealogy won the prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus Award granted by the ASG. In recent years Lew’s research and publications have focused on Swiss, Austrian, and German sources and families. He is also well known to genealogists as the owner and director of Picton Press and Penobscot Press, which produce books of the highest quality on families and sources throughout the United States and around the world.