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AHSGR - American Historical Society of Germans from Russia International

Herzlich willkommen!
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by Russ Gunther, WikiTree Ambassador

Germany Project: Our mission is to make information related to Germany and our German Roots more accessible for all. We hope that this will help facilitate collaboration among members, particularly between people living in Germany and family history researchers with German Roots from around the entire world.

Germans from Russia teams:
Volga Germans:
Ethnic Germans who colonized and historically lived along the Volga River in the region of southeastern European Russia around Saratov and to the south. Recruited as immigrants to Russia in the 18th century by Czarina Catherine the Great, they were allowed to maintain their German culture, language, traditions and churches (Catholics, Lutherans, Reformed, Mennonites, and Moravians). In the 19th and early 20th centuries, many Volga Germans emigrated to Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, the Dakotas, California, Washington and other states across the western United States, as well as to Canada and South America (mainly Argentina and Brazil).
Historic region in Central and Eastern Europe, situated between south-eastern Poland, south-western Belarus, and western Ukraine. While the borders of the region are not clearly defined, the territory that still carries the name is Volyn Oblast, located in western Ukraine.
Black Sea Germans:
Ethnic Germans who left their homelands starting in the late 18th century, but principally in the early 19th century at the behest of Emperor Alexander I of Russia, and settled in territories off the north coast of the Black Sea, mostly in the territories of the southern Russian Empire (including modern-day Ukraine).

Westward Ho Project:

This project is specifically for the Homesteaders who applied for free land grants under the Homestead Act of 1862. The Homestead Act was signed by Pres. Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1862 and would remain in effect for more than 100 years. Its purpose was to offer public land grants to small farmers in order to settle the western United States.
Immigrant Pioneers:
The Immigrant Pioneers Project was created to highlight the profiles of the people who came from other countries to help settle the American West.

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