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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 "Online Membership Form" button, enter your information and click the "Submit" button.  Our membership manager may contact you for more information or simply approve your submittal in an email to you which will contain a link to pay your $20 annual dues online.

On receipt of your payment, you will receive a sceond email stating you are now an approved SVCGR Member along with instructions to create your 
 login account to our website (this is optional). Since many areas of our website are for members only, it is highly recommended you create your website login account (after you have submitted your Membership form and paid your Dues). 

When your Membership is approved, you will automatically be added to our Newsletter distribution list (it is published bi-monthly).
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  • In-person quarterly meetings - interactive educational presentations
  • Many genealogy, DNA presentations
  • Online Member Stories
  • Family history research assistance
  • Bi-monthly Newsletters 
  • Oktoberfest, and Christmas Socials
  • Online, searchable Library of Books, Journals and Articles
  • Online member stories and photos
  • Online Food Recipes 
  • Online Book, Article, Event, Website, and Location reviews
  • Online bookstore shopping

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.​
Existing Members
You can renew your SVCGR membership online and pay by credit/debit card or ApplePay.
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