One of the primary goals of the Society is to encourage members to research their families, their ancestral villages, and to learn about the history of their lives during their time spent in the villages of South Russia and beyond.

What was going on the world? What were the events that shaped their lives? Why did they leave the homeland in Germany and start over in Russia? Why did the families pick up once again years later and resettle in Canada, USA, Australia and Argentina?

We offer Research Services for our members and non-members alike.

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Other Helpful Web Sites:

AHSGR American Historical Society of Germans from Russia -Lincoln, NE

CASTLE GARDEN America's First Immigration Center Free online database of New York passenger lists from 1830 through 1913

In many ways, Pier 21 is Canada's equivalent to Ellis Island. From 1928 to 1971, this port received over one million immigrants, wartime evacuees, refugees, troops, war brides and their children. In 1999, Pier 21 reopened after a renovation of the historic building and now pays tribute to those who passed through its doors.

CINDI'S LIST A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

ELLIS ISLAND Port of New York Immigration Records


GRHC Germans from Russia Heritage Collection - North Dakota State University Libraries (Fargo, ND)

This society continues to do a ton of work for the Germans from all areas of Russia

JewishGen's Excellent article that describes annotations on passenger manifests

ODESSA3 a German-Russian Digital Genealogical Library

THE GERMANS FROM RUSSIA Settlement Locations Project

The USGenWeb Project is a group of volunteers working together to provide Web sites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non commercial and fully committed to free access of genealogy information for everyone.