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AHSGR provides many resources to aid in genealogical research related to the history, cultural history and genealogy of the Germanic settlers in the Russian Empire and their descendants. You can access some of these resources on the AHSGR website: 

  • The AHSGR Ancestor List, also known as the Genealogy Database List (GED List), which was developed from family history data submitted by AHSGR members
  • A Family History List that contains the family history publications available from the AHSGR Research Library.
  • Instructions for using the Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records and a link to access the Federal Land Records online database
  • The Find a Grave website, a helpful tool to research graveyards
  • Genealogy Forms for your Family Group Chart, Membership Data and Ancestral Chart.
  • Details on AHSGR's Genealogy Services and a Research Request Form
  • Instructions on how to use the German Origins Project for genealogical research related to specific family names and villages
  • A wealth of information regarding immigration, including passenger lists by ship, surname, and village, plus instructions for searching Passenger Lists on Family Search.
  • An index and images of Obituaries collected by AHSGR and available at Family Search
  • Russian Archive Records Contacts for researchers who will contact Russian archives for genealogical information
  • The Karl Stumpp Book, "The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763-1862," contains alphabetical lists of thousands of names of German immigrants to Russia, many with vital statistics, place of origin in Germany, and locality of settlement in Russia
  • Surname Charts that have been created or purchased by AHSGR members from researchers in Russia
  • Records of the American Volga Relief Society relating to the starvation of the Volga German colonists in Russia and efforts of the society to supply food and other aid
  • A Web Site Resources List to help in your research




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