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Saginaw Valley Michigan Chapter
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Our Chapter's Purpose

Our Chapter was formed in 1972 in order to reach out to those Germans from Russia who live in the greater Saginaw Valley region. The Chapter encourages historical interest and genealogical research as well as fellowship at our meetings throughout the year.

Membership Information

Local Chapter Dues: $8 per person or $15 for husband and wife.
Mail your payment to the address below or bring to a chapter meeting.

For details on AHSGR membership click HERE.


Jim Harris - President

Phone: 989-395-5684



Marlene Bean - Secretary

Phone: 989-790-7611


Damon Hall - Treasurer

2395 N Thomas Rd

Saginaw, MI 48609

Phone: 989-781-3631



Bonnie Arnst - Vice President and Historian/Librarian

Phone: 989-245-2220


Carol Niederquell - Editor, Membership & Cookbooks

Phone: 989-799-4266



Chapter Newsletter

A newsletter and calendar is published at the beginning of each year and updated as necessary and mailed to all chapter members and interested person wishing communication.

Calendar of Events

Chapter Meetings are the fourth Sunday of February, April, and October and the fourth Tuesday of August. We also have a Christmas dinner celebration. We usually meet at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Contact any board member for verification of meetings and places since changes occur.

All events are open to the public. You do not have to be a member to attend!

There are planned programs for each meeting as well as time for fellowship. Refreshments are served and a free will donation is asked.

Chapter Library

We have a collection of Germans from Russia books and other materials of interest. These include historical books, maps, and other genealogical resource books available to our membership. A selection from our library collection is usually available at our chapter meetings. Members may check out and return at the meetings or by contacting our librarians. 

Additionally we have in book form the baptisms, confirmations, and marriages from Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saginaw available from Betty Guenther at

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