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Bessarabia RIG Listserv

Membership in the Listserv is extended to all members of the Bessarabia RIG.  This RIG includes Dobrudscha even though the title refers only to Bessarabia. The resources necessary to run this mailing list are provided by the Germans from Russia Heritage Society and it is operated in accordance with the by-laws of GRHS.

Purpose of the listserv

Topics for discussion include:  family histories; village and parish histories; record retrieval efforts including information obtained from archives in Russia, Ukraine, the USA and Canada; and Bessarabia/Dobrudscha oriented presentations, conventions and tours.

By teaming together members are able to accomplish a great deal more than they ever could alone.

How to join the Bessarabia RIG listserv

  1. First you must be a current GRHS member. Click here to join the GRHS.
  2. Use your GRHS member username and password to access the Bessarabia RIG application here.
  3. Fill out the application and return it to the address on the application.
  4. Write an introduction message or brief profile to help other researchers get to know a little about you and the families and villages you're researching. Include information about the following:
    • Name and e-mail address
    • Bessarabia and/or Dobrudscha villages you are researching
    • Family names you are researching of those only who lived in the Bessarabia and/or Dobrudscha region.
    • Where you live (city and state, we don't need your street address unless you want to give it)
    • Anything you want to share about yourself, how long you've been researching, or how you discovered the listserv
  5. Email your introduction to Listserv Administrator Brian Gefroh at:
  6. Brian will add you to the list and send you a welcome e-mail with listserv guidelines and instructions
  7. Your introduction will be sent to the listserv so others can get to know you

*Note:  The Listserv is closely monitored; members are expected to maintain the highest decorum when communicating with other members of the list. Personal attacks or rudeness will not be allowed. The Listserv cannot be used for commercial purposes, such as advertising products nor gathering data to sell to others.  It does not accept attachments to your messages nor will it accept messages larger than 40 KB. (A page of typed words is about 17 KB.)

Bessarabia RIG listserv Members:

Member Names, Villages and Surnames of Interest