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The Mission of the Sacramento Valley Chapter of Germans from Russia (SVCGR) is to promote and support genealogical research of Germans from Russia. The SVCGR organization is devoted to developing our community through connecting, uniting, and organizing essential resources to benefit the membership, helping them to achieve their genealogical goals.

How to Become a Member

First, click the "Membership Form" button, then save it to your computer.  Print and fill out the Member Profile form then either mail it or scan and email it to the name and address listed in the form along with your dues payment. Our membership manager may contact you for more information or simply approve your request. You will receive approval notification either by mail or email, depending on your preference and your Member Profile will be created.

Once approved click the "Create Login" button. Your email is your user ID and you choose your password. You may get an email with a link that you must click to confirm your identity. The website admin will then grant you permission to access the members only areas.
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  • In-person quarterly meetings
  • Special Zoom-only events
  • Oktoberfest, and Christmas Socials
  • Many genealogy, DNA, Family Story presentations
  • Family history research assistance.
  • Online, searchable Library of Books, Journals and Articles
  • Online bookstore shopping
  • Online member stories and photos
  • Online Food Recipes and Articles
  • Online Book, Article, Event, Website, and Location reviews
  • Bi-monthly Newsletters 
  • Genealogy and DNA research projects

What We Offer

Membership Types
There are two types of SVCGR memberships:
  • SVCGR Individual and Family (husband and spouse/partner) - this is the most common type and it is renewed during the fourth quarter each calendar year.
  • SVCGR Affiliate Member - this is for people who are already a member of another AHSGR or GRHS chapter, or National Headquarters. You can be a member of more than one chapter.
  • AHSGR or GRHS National Membership - SVCGR members are required to also join AHSGR International or GRHS. This can be done online at their respective websites.
  Annual Member Dues
  • SVCGR Individual or Family: $20.​
  • AHSGR International: $50, or
  • GRHS: $65.
Existing Members
You can renew your SVCGR membership online and pay by credit/debit card.
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