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Germans from Russia Website Resources

There are Germans from Russia genealogy resources on many website.  Here are some that we have chosen.
American Historical Society of Germans  from Russia (AHSGR)
AHSGR, established in 1968, is an international organization dedicated to the discovery, collection, preservation, and dissemination of information related to the history, cultural heritage and genealogy of Germanic settlers in the Russian Empire and their descendants.  They have one of the largest repositories of information on Germans from Russia in the Western Hemisphere.  All German Russian settlement regions are represented.

Access archives, collections, ancestor lists, records, genealogy, immigration, books, charts & other resources. Search villages, regions, colony groups, Village Coordinator (VC) info and members-only village files. Browse the Museum photos, quilts, Bibles, music, instruments, wedding dresses, clothing and furniture. Buy apparel, books, journals, census & surname info, cookbooks, gifts, maps, music or videos. View many publications and stay current with events.  View recipes and online videos of how to make them.
Germans  from Russia Heritage Society (GHRS)
The Society functions as a non-profit, non-denominational, non-political organization, incorporated under the laws of the State of North Dakota. Its aims are educational and social. Its purpose is to bring together people who are interested in discovering the common history unique to Germanic-Russian ethnics and to preserve the many elements of their rich heritage.

View research materials - Areas of America, German Communities, Letters Archive, Library, Obituaries, Surnames Exchange, Villages of South Russia. Under History and Culture, view Games, History, Poems, Proverbs, Sayings, Recipes, and Traditions. Also view Newsletters and Publications and purchase items in the Online Store.
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GRHC North Dakota State University
The GRHC has a wealth of information available for Germans from Russia.  Following are many of their resources.
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Family Search
This is one of the world's largest sources of genealogy information. Here are some that pertain to Germans from Russia research.
Germans from Russia Settlement Locations
by Sandy Shilling-Payne
This is the home of the Google maps of the locations of German settlements in the Imperial Russian and Austria-Hungary empires that began in the 1700s and continued into the early 20th century just prior to WWII. The locations are based on numerous historical maps, translated to GPS coordinates, with added genealogical and historical information for researchers of kinds. This unique geographical genealogy resource is detailed and vast in scope, inclusive of all German groups who uprooted from their Germanic homelands and heeded the call of empresses and emperors to colonize former empires that span the present-day countries of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan
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Researching the Germans from Volhynia
by Dave Obee, Victoria, B.C.
This site has detailed tips and links on how to search Volhynian relatives, Immigration Records, Captured German documents (EWZ), Church records, Records in North America, Records in Germany, Records in Ukraine, Compiled works on families and regions, Before Volhynia, and many other resources.
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Black Sea German Research
This site has an extensive, searchable database including many maps and photos. There are hundreds of villages to view each with its own link -- way, way too many to list here!! This site simply has a wealth of information.
Odessa - A German Russian Genealogical Library 
This site has a large number of collections and articles.  A few are listed below.
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The Volga Germans - (now Family Search)
This website was maintained by Concordia University in Portland, OR. It is closing and transferring all materials to the Family Search Library in Salt Lake City. However, for now they are still available on this website
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The Volga Germans - Blog by Maggie Hein
This blog is an addition to the Center for Volga German Studies. Maggie provides many wonderful posts and discussions on a variety of topics.
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The Volga Germans - University of Alberta
This website provides a brief history of the Volga Germans and details on their settlements. Population numbers as well as a breakdown of religion numbers is listed. A timeline description is stated as well as settlement information in Canada.
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Library and Archives of Canada - Russian
Provides information on genealogy and family history of Russians living in Canada. Provides a timeline and describes events that resulted in the immigration. Provides research sources as well as other links.
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern
Society for German Genealogy in
Eastern Europe
Provides a master pedigree database, emigration lists from Germany to Poland and Prussia. Contains Volhynia/Kiev area vital records.
Gluckstal Colonies Research Association.
Gluckstal Colonies Research Association
Provides research, maps, publications and history of the Black Sea Area Gluckstal colonies.
Volga German (Kevin Rupp)
Census Books (Russian), Family Genealogies, Parish Records, plus lots of information on villages. Check out the Research Material and Villages menus.
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German Roots: Finding Passenger Lists
and Immigration Records 1820-1940s
Arrival U.S. ports from Europe, passenger list indexes by port and arrival time. New York, Baltimore, Boston, Galveston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, others.
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