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Information for Germans from Russia

Information for Germans from Russia

Posted: 10 Dec 2009 5:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
As a lot of you are looking for information for Germans from Russia, there is a website and a group from South Dakota that has loads of information, please see:

http://www.grhs.org/

Good luck.

Re: Information for Germans from Russia

Posted: 15 Dec 2009 3:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Pre WW I Russia was even bigger than it is today. Germans were scattered in many different regions.

There are actually 3 different English language societies that serve Germans from Russia, each having unique focus and characteristics. Since this forum is generically for all Germans from Russia, I thought I would add them here. There are other German ones as well.

The one mentioned previously GRHS, with headquarters in Bismarck, ND is focused on the Black Sea (including Crimea) and Bessarabia regions.

http://www.ahsgr.org is based in Lincoln, NB and features the Germans from the Volga River settlement region.

Both of the above have resources for other areas but to a lesser extent.

The third, http://www.sggee.org has a mailing address in Calgary, AB but doesn't have a corporate structure or offices like the others do. It is a registered Society but is Internet based with officers and members from around the world. It is highly focused on Germans from Volhynia (northwestern Ukraine) and Russian Poland with support for Kiev and Podolia regions. It has no resources for the regions covered by the other two societies.

Jerry

Re: Information for Germans from Russia

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 8:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Actually, it's in Bismarck, North Dakota, and a great deal of their information is for members only. However, they do have some things on open access. Another good place is www.odessa3.org.

Re: Information for Germans from Russia

Posted: 8 May 2013 3:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
There is another one which went online in 2011, Black Sea German Research: http://blackseagr.org/.

This site includes access to a database of over 2 million names. I was able to find information on some of my great-grandfather's siblings here.

Re: Information for Germans from Russia

Posted: 10 May 2013 6:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, that is an excellent resource. Be sure to check out the "Learn" section. Lots of good background material, village names and such.

Re: Information for Germans from Russia

Posted: 21 May 2013 10:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes. They are based in Bismarck, NORTH Dakota, which is my home state. Also there is the Black Sea Germans groupmar www.blackseagr.org, and the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia in Lincoln, NE, at www.ahsgr.org. There are also a number of Facebook groups for Germans from Russia, some of which specialize in specific regions such as Bessarabia, Crimea, the Volga.
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