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1907 - "Accidents of German Fugitives, fleeing before the Russians" - German-Russian refugees during WWI

Tools/Information


German-Russian Surname Databases

GENERAL Surname Databases

Top Surname Search Sites can be found at Genealogysearch.org

Worldwide ROLL Surname database - This genealogy database encompasses the most extensive collection of ROLL names on the Internet. It contains thousands of ROLLs from Argentina, Austria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, Israel, The Netherlands, Norway, Prussia, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, etc. Additions, corrections, and new-found links are welcomed. Please e-mail us your ROLL family tree so we can add it to this database.


Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland

The Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland was founded in the early 1950s. It is an organization with a membership from the following Russian areas: Black Sea, Crimea, Caucasus, and Volga. They organize bi-annual gatherings of Germans from Russia (Bundestreffen) in Stuttgart, Germany which is normally held in late June. Work activities include social welfare assistance to the ethnic Germans immigrating to Germany from the former Soviet Union. Close to 200,000 have entered Germany each year since 1991. This society provides cultural events, publishes books, and prepares traveling exhibitions on the German-Russian experience.

Library and Museum: The Landsmannschaft has an extensive library collection available for researchers at the Stuttgart. Interlibrary loan is not available. A museum room of German-Russian artifacts is available for viewing.

Bookstore and Book Sales: Books for purchase, including many Heimatbuchers, Family and area histories and other literature are listed in each issue of Volk auf dem Weg. The Landsmannschaft does not have a staff or office to accept genealogical research correspondence at this time. Your very best source of genealogical information is to support the Landsmanschaft by subscribing to Volk auf dem Weg.

Office and Mailing Address:
Raitelsbergstrasse 49
70188 Stuttgart, Germany
Telephone from Canada and the USA: 011-49-711-166-500
Telephone from within Germany: 0711-166-500

Stuttgart Representative: Anton Wangler, Executive Director Landsmannschaft
U.S. Representative: Michael M. Miller Michael_Miller@@ndsu.nodak.edu Phone: 701-231-8416
President of Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland: Alois Reiss


German Genealogy Mailing Lists

ALSACE (ELSASS)-GENEALOGY. This is a mailing list for anyone interested in researching Alsatian genealogy; Alsace is a border region of France and Germany. The languages for the list are French, Alsatian, and English. Mailing address for postings is alsace-genealogy@@listserv.aol.com; you must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the following as the only text in the body of a message to listserv@@listserv.aol.com : SUBSCRIBE ALSACE-GENEALOGY firstname lastname. All questions about the list should be sent to AlsaceList@@aol.com . A web resource for the list can be found at http://members.aol.com/jaw5623/private/alsace/

BADEN-WURTTEMBERG, GERMANY. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Baden, Hohenzollern, and Wurttemberg. You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to baden-wurttemberg-l-request@@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or baden-wurttemberg-d-request@@rootsweb.com (digest mode).

BDO (Beresan District Odessa) The BDO mailing list is for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Beresan Colonies which were made up of Germans who immigrated to Russia, beginning in the first decade of the 19th century, at the request of Alexander I, Tsar of Russia. The Colonies were located Northeast of the city of Odessa on the Black Sea. (See the Beresan Maps ). This is a PRIVATE listserve and membership is by invitation ONLY. To join, your ancestors MUST be from the Beresan District. To subscribe, please sent a email to Mitch Roll at mitch@@rollintl.com or Robert Ell at rbell@@mars.ark.com (mail mode) requesting that you be added to the list and include your name and e-mail address, the BDO villages you are researching, BDO family names you are researching, which part of the world you presently reside in, and If you are a member of GRHS or AHSGR. Also, please mention how you heard of the mailing list and tell us a little about yourself - only what you feel comfortable in sharing. Mailing address for postings is BDO@@mars.ark.com . You must be a subscriber to post to the list.

BESSARABIA-GERMAN. A mailing list for those interested in Germans from Russia research and family research oriented specifically to Bessarabia. Anything that concerns Bessarabian Germans from Russia research is an appropriate topic. Additional information can be found on the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection Website ( www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/gerrus). Mailing address for postings is bess-gr@@listserv.nodak.edu . To subscribe, send the following to listserv@@listserv.nodak.edu : SUBSCRIBE BESS-GR firstname lastname

GCRA. A mailing list for those interested in Germans from Russia research and family research oriented specifically to the Glueckstal Colonies of Bergdorf, Glueckstal, Kassel, and Neudorf and their daughter colonies. Additional information can be found on the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection Website ( www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/gerrus). Mailing address for postings is gcra@@listserv.nodak.edu . To subscribe, send the following to listserv@@listserv.nodak.edu : SUBSCRIBE GCRA firstname lastname

GERMAN-RUSSIAN. A mailing list for individuals who are researching the Black Sea Germans. These are families who migrated from Germany to the Black Sea Area of Russia. The focus of this list is The Greater District of Odessa including the villages of Alexanderhilf, Fransfeld, Freudental, Grossliebental, Guldendorf, Helental, Josephstal, Klein-Leibental, Lustddorf, Mariental, New Freudental and Peterstal. You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to germanrussian-l-request@@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or germanrussian-d-request@@rootsweb.com (digest mode).

GERMAN-RUSSIAN-ARGENTINA. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Germans who migrated from Russia to Argentina. The language for the list is Spanish; however, postings in English or German are acceptable. You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to ger-rus-arg-l-request@@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or ger-rus-arg-d-request@@rootsweb.com (digest mode).

GERMAN-VOLGA. A mailing list for those who are researching Germans from the Volga Valley area of Russia. You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to ger-volga-l-request@@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or ger-volga-d-request@@rootsweb.com (digest mode).

GERMAN-GENEALOGY. A mailing list for discussions of Germans from Russia genealogy and family research. Additional information can be found on the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection Website ( www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/gerrus). Mailing address for postings is gr-genealogy@@listserv.nodak.edu. To subscribe, send the following to listserv@@listserv.nodak.edu : SUBSCRIBE GR-GENEALOGY firstname lastname.

GRDB. A mailing list for the discussion of genealogy databases containing German-Russians and their descendants, being developed by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russian (AHSGR), and the village research coordinators that work with AHSGR. You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to grdb-l-request@@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or grdb-d-request@@rootsweb.com (digest mode).

PFALZ. GERMANY. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Palatine of Germany (area now divided between Saarland, Rheinland-Pfalz and Hessen, formerly Bavaria's Rhenish Pfalz). The German name for Palatine is Pfalz. You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to pfalz-l-request@@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or pfalz-d-request@@rootsweb.com (digest mode).

POLAND BORDER Surnames. A mailing list of surnames for anyone researching genealogy in the former historical borders of Poland including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Moravia, Hungary, Russia, the Balkans, and East Prussia. Submissions should include surnames in all caps and include any possible locations and dates known by you. All surnames submitted will be included in a database at www.maxpages.com/poland/Member_Surnames. Additional information can be found on the Poland Border Surnames Helper web page ( http://maxpages.com/poland ). You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to polandbordersurnames-l-request@@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or polandbordersurnames-d-request@@rootsweb.com (digest mode).

POSEN, PRUSSIA/POLAND. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the former Prussian province of Posen/Poznan and its adjoining areas (especially Silesia), Germany. You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to posen-l-request@@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or posen-d-request@@rootsweb.com (digest mode).

SURNAMES-GERMAN. Gatewayed with the soc.genealogy.surnames.german newsgroup for surname queries related to German speaking countries. You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to surnames-german-l-request@@rootsweb.com (digest mode), surnames-german-m-request@@rootsweb.com (mail mode), or surnames-german-i-request@@rootsweb.com (index mode).


German-Russian books available for purchase

AHSGR - American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 631 D Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68502 USA (Tel: 402-474-3363; E-mail: ahsgr@@aol.com; Website: www.ahsgr.org) [Books available on interlibrary loan with charges per book.]

GRHC - Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries, PO Box 5599, Fargo, ND 58105-5599 USA (Tel: 701-231-8416; E-mail: mmmiller@@badlands.nodak.edu; Website: www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/gerrus) [Books are not available on interlibrary loan from GRHC.]

GRHS - Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 1008 East Central Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58501 USA (Tel: 701-223-6167; E-mail: grhs@@btigate.com; Website: www.grhs.com [Books are not available on interlibrary loan from GRHS.]

Heimatmuseum - Heimatmuseum der Deutschen aus Bessarabien, Florianstrasse 17, 70188 Stuttgart, Germany (Tel: 0711-262-5481 Fax: 0711-285-9627) [Books not available on interlibrary loan.]

Institute - Institute for Regional Studies, Minard Hall 219, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105 USA (Tel: 701-231-8338; E-mail: heiraas@@plains.nodak.edu; Website: www.ndsu.nodak.edu/instruct/isern/institute. [Books not available on interlibrary loan.]

Landsmannschaft - Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland, Raitelsbergstrasse 49, 70188 Stuttgart, Germany (Tel: 0711-166-590) [Books not available on interlibrary loan.]


Websites on Germans from Russia

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSG), Lincoln, NE: www.ahsgr.org

Bessarabian Home Page: www.bessarabia.com

Beresan District (BDO) Home Page: www.beresan.com

Cyndi's Germans from Russia List: www.cyndislist.com/germruss.htm

Federation of East European Family History Societies: www.feefhs.org

Germans from Russia Genealogy Portal - Loads of information!: http://home.att.net/~tsterkel/

Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State Univeristy Libraries, Fargo: www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/gerrus

Germans from Russia Heritage Society, Bismarck, North Dakota: www.grhs.com

Germans from Russia in Argentina (Alemanes del Volga en la Argentina): http://comunidad.ciudad.com.ar/ciudadanos/herman

A list of German-Russian genealogy web sites: Germans from Russia Web Ring

Glückstal Colonies Research Association: www.ehrman.net/gcra/gcra.html

Harold Ehrmann's Web Page: www.ehrman.net

Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen e.V., Stuttgart, Germany: www.ifa.de

Crimea-Krim Research Website: www.icehouse.net/debbie

Kutschurgan Home Page: www.kutschurgan.com

North Dakota Biography Index: http://dp3.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndbi

ODESSA Pixel: A German-Russian Genealogical Library: http://pixel.cs.vt.edu/library/odessa.html

Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., Fargo, North Dakota: www.prairiepublic.org

Volgadeutschen in Argentinien (in Spanish): www.geocities.com/TheTropics/1348


Websites for State Historical Societies in United States

California Historical Society, Sacramento: www.calhist.org

Colorado Historical Society, Denver: www.gtownloop.com/chs.html

Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka: www.kshs.org

Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln: www.nebraskahistory.org

South Dakota State Historical Society, Pierre: www.state.sd.us/state/executive/deca/cultural/sdshs.htm

State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck: www.state.nd.us/hist

Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma: www.wshs.org


Websites for Provinces of Western Canada

Provincial Archives of Alberta: www.gov.ab.ca/mcd/mhs/paa/paa.htm

Provincial Archives of British Columbia: www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/index.htm

Provincial Archives of Manitoba: www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives

Saskatchewan Archives Board: www.gov.sk.ca/govt/archives


Rhineland-Palatinate (Pfalz), Germany Information/Travel

Pirmasens (Pfalz, Germany) Genealogical Study Group - Lists many genealogy books (with surname list) of cities around Pirmasens: Pirmasens, Pfalz, Germany

Palatinate History and Genealogy Info - Most of the information concentrates on northern Palatinate and emigration of non-Catholic Germans to the US: Palatinate Genealogical Sources

Pflaz Travel and Tour - Check out this Pflaz travel web site (in English): www.rlp-info.de

German Hotel Reservations - This is a good German hotel reservation service,- available in English): www.hrs.de Bavarian Shop - Buy your lederhosen pants and Octoberfestmugs here,- (available in English): www.bavariashop.com


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