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Research & Tools

Sacramento Valley Chapter of Germans from Russia

Sacramento Valley Chapter of Germans from Russia genealogy resources include a Library Search Engine (books, journals, articles),  Genealogy and DNA Articles & Presentations, Genealogy Projects, Member Stories & Photos, All About Food, Share a Review, and All Things German. 
SVCGR Llibrary Search
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SVCGR has indexed all books in its library, all AHSGR Journals, GRHS Heritage Reviews, AHSGR CLUEs, AHSGR Jugend Zeitungs, AHSGR Workpapers and GRHS Der Stammbaums. Each type has been indexed 8 different ways: Description, Photos, Maps, Documents, Surnames, Culture, Food and Religion. All Articles within All journals are in process of being indexed via the same 8 categories. You can search across ALL books, journals, and articles and see the results within each of the 8 categories. You can also List all books, journals and articles.
SVCGR Genealogy Articles & Presentations
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Lee Macklin's Germans from Russia Ancestors
Where they lived, their migration timelines, their occupations, where they landed in the U.S. Posen, Prussia, Saxony, Prussia, Bialystok, Poland, Zhitomir, Volhynia, Russia was the "old country". Includes maps and brief information about the Volhynia area, stories about their trip from Bremen, Germany to Kerrick, Minnesota plus several photos.
SVCGR DNA Articles & Presentations
AncestryDNA - Initial Steps
Describes the important steps you need to do when taking the AncestryDNA test to get the most information from your DNA results.
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DNA Ethnicity Estimations
Describes the two-step process used by DNA testing companies to determine where your ancestors came from. Discusses the importance of Reference Panels, group probabilities, and DNA segment comparisons.
Analyzing Your AncestryDNA Results
This presentation describes in detail how to interpret your AncestryDNA results. It presents the key concepts, then uses actual examples to illustrate each of the important steps to get the most out of your test results. Shows how to combine your genealogy work with DNA to get the best results. Provides charts showing the amounts of DNA you share with each type of relative. Describes all the main features that AncestryDNA apps offer. 
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Cousins Genealogy + DNA
This presentation defines and analyzes the different types of cousin relationships. It describes in detail the two most important concepts: Common Ancestors and Degrees of Separation. It defines the amount of DNA you share with each type of cousin relationship: Full Cousins, Half-Cousins, Removed Cousins, and Double Cousins
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Master Relationship Chart - Genealogy + DNA
This is a master chart that shows exactly how two people are related from both Genealogy and the DNA perspectives based on your Common Ancestor and your Degrees of Separation. The amount of DNA you share for each degree of separation is clearly illustrated. 
SVCGR Genealogy Projects
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Member Research Projects
Provide historic research based on a member's Research Goal. Use provided tools like Process Logs, Timelines, Checklists, Sources, Diagrams, and Trees.
SVCGR Member Stories & Photo Galleries
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Member Stories
Stories provided by members regarding their Germans from Russia ancestors. Some photos are included in the stories, but many more are in the Photo Galleries which accompany the stories.
Photo Galleries
Some of these galleries accompany the Member Stories;  Some accompany articles in the All About Food section; while others accompany the six sections in the Share a Review area. 
SVCGR All About Food
Food Recipes, Articles, and Reviews
Members share their family recipes, favorite articles about food, as well as stories about about their family meals and perhaps village events.
SVCGR Share a Review
Reviews of all kinds of GR-related Areas
Members share their reviews of books, articles, events, locations, and websites.
SVCGR All Things German
They were German - even while living in Russia
These pages provide information about German Lifestyles, Articles, Language Translation, Locations, and History.
German/Russian Maps
Some Maps of the GR Areas in Russia/Ukraine
Germans who immigrated to Russia mainly settled in the following areas: Bessarabia, Black Sea, Volga River, Volhynia and Siberia. Here are some maps of these respective areas.
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Sacramento Valley Chapter of Germans from Russia

Chapter Meetings and Events Location:

      American River Community Church

      3300 Walnut Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608



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