Black Sea Germans Working Page

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The goal of this project is to provide a place for communication/work to be completed by members of the Black Sea Germans Team. This page will also be used commutate the latest areas where development is happening.

Project Task List

  • Create a sticker for the Black Sea Germans, Done!!!
  • Help with category development in Kherson - help & feedback from team members would be appreciated in this area.
  • Figure out how to add categories for the Dobrudscha Colonies
Please let me know other items you are desiring to see

6 June 2022

There are three scanned versions of Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 to 1862 by Dr. Karl Stumpp, available online.

3 October 2021
Have you seen a lot of references in your reseach, referring to the the Welfare Committee and wonder what it is? I was pondering it and I found the answers, I wrote the following article to explain the committee:

The Governance of the German Colonies in Russia - With the Eventual Establishment of the Welfare Committee

31 August 2021

Our sticker is now being made. Yeah!!!

I have just read an article which I highly recommend team members read.

It conveys the history of the German Russians as their villages were being systemically depopulated [circa 1920-1930s]. The author, Mr. Vossler noted, "there was only silence about our origins and connections to the old country." After reading this article, I now understand, why my grandparents never discussed their heritage with me.

Island Hell, by By Ron Vossler as found on Black Sea German Research

We can all count our blessings for our ancestors' choices and honoring them by helping to preserve the memory of their lives. Our new sticker will certainly help in our efforts!

11 August 2021

Added antother page:

Are you willing to do look up and share information from your resources? Please add your resources [Books, census listings, magazines] to the following page.

There is no recent news about the Black Sea Germans Sticker....

3 August 2021 The sticker is in process, we should have it soon, I'm looking forward to using it!

29 July 2021.

The winner has been declared - It is # 5. Please go to the posting on G2G and post an answer letting us know if you plan on using this sticker on your profiles. With three responses, the sticker will be made.

Please also let me know which villages you would like categories built for. The basic category structure is the village name followed by the provence name. The Bessarabia Province now has a nice number of village categories.

We also now have a high level category for the Black Sea German Colonies. I have yet to figure out how to add the Dobrudscha Colonies....

I'd like to welcome our newest members, Spencer Kaul and Gavin Myers to our team!


Here's the tally of the votes so far:
(as of 8 AM on 26 June 2021)

No. 5 > 9 votes
No. 4 or No. 5 > 1 vote
No. 5, then No. 4 > 1 vote

No. 5, then No. 2 > 1 vote

No. 2 > 6 votes
No. 2 & No. 5 > 2 votes

If you care about our sticker, please vote!

Black Sea Sticker Choics

Here are the options that have been gathered:

Choice 1 -Black Sea - Black Outline
Choice 1 -Black Sea - Black Outline

Choice 2 - Improved Image!
Black Sea - White Outline -
Larger Black Sea Image
Choice 2 - Improved Image! Thank you Melanie! Black Sea - White Outline - Larger Black Sea Image

Choice 3 - Black Sea
superimposed on
German Empire Flag
that was used between
1867 to 1918
Choice 3 - Black Sea superimposed on German Empire Flag that used between 1867 to 1918

Choice 4 -
Unofficial flag of the
Russian Germans
Choice 4 -Unofficial flag of the Russian Germans

Choice 5 -
Unofficial flag of the
black Sea Germans
(Planer Kolonien)
Choice 5 - Unofficial flag of the black Sea Germans (Planer Kolonien)

Please add your choice to the linked message on G2G.

Carrie Lippincott, Black Sea Team Leader

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Redone with a white outline for the sea :
Graphic of the Black Sea superimposed on the flag of Germany.

Same as before .. if you want it, help yourself.  :

posted by Melanie Paul
I can see the difference, it is subtle. It brightens up the image of the Black Sea image. Thank you Melanie! I like it!
This is the unofficial flag of the Black sea Germans (Planer Kolonien)
Inofficial flag of the black Sea Germans (Planer Kolonien)
posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Thanks Melanie, That's great to hear. I hadn't seen this flag yet. I'd like to gather ideas for a while and then have people decide, which one people want to use.

I do like your flag better than my flag with the white square. I didn't have the proper computer program to remove the white around the sea. :-)

I guess I do like how the Black Sea stands out more with the white background, but that's me. We'll put it to a vote and go with the winner. Thanks for adding your flag!!!

posted by Carrie (Hensel) Lippincott
edited by Carrie (Hensel) Lippincott
If you prefer a white outline, I can try re-doing the image. I went with black from laziness -- it is my image program's default.  :p
posted by Melanie Paul
If it is not too time consuming, I'd love to see what the white outline looks like. It's great, it looks like we will have quite a number of items to chose from. :-)
Might I suggest, instead of the image with the white rectangle on the flag, my humble offering (full size) :
Graphic of the Black Sea superimposed on the flag of Germany.

As it's already now on Wikitree, if you want it, just add your space page to the image and I'll remove mine. (If it doesn't let you, for some reason, let me know and I'll fix it. Presuming you want it, that is.)

posted by Melanie Paul
edited by Melanie Paul

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