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AHSGR Benefits:

The benefits which are gained from participation in AHSGR activities include:

  • Discovery and preservation of the history and culture of the Germans from Russia. 

  • Building your family genealogical tree.  Much of the information is now available to allow you to purchase or acquire the genealogical tree of your ancestors starting with the ones who left Germany in the 1700s or 1800s to seek a new life in Russia.

  • Finding your relatives presumed lost forever within the Soviet empire.  Many Germans from Russia are locating long lost relatives within the former Soviet Union, or who have returned to Germany.

  • Finding your cousins right here in the US as you share the experience of tracing your family tree. 

  • Meeting and sharing experiences with people who share your German from Russia culture.

  • Traveling to the Volga German of Black Sea German ancestral homelands.  See where your parents or grandparents lived.  Try to find their home.


Chapter Board Meetings

Board meetings are held the second Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Denver Metro Research Room and Library.  The Meeting is open to the public.  Contact any officer if you would like more information about the AHSGR, the Chapter, or our Board Meetings.  Check the CALENDAR for additional information. 

Click HERE to download Calendar


Denver Metro Membership Form

If you would like to become a member of the Denver Metro Chapter of AHSGR, you must also be a member of the International AHSGR .  If you have already paid your international dues, please print and return the MEMBERSHIP FORM along with the local chapter dues to:

Nicholas Bretz
6733 Reed St.
Arvada, CO  80033-4055

Click HERE to download form

If you have not paid your international dues, you can send Nicholas a check for both the international and local dues with the membership form.

Local Dues are $6.00 U.S. per year for singles, $8.00 for couples.



History, Culture, and Genealogy

There are many exciting research projects going on in the Denver Metro Chapter including Black Sea German research of records from the St. Petersburg archives, and research on churches in Colorado known to have a large membership of Germans from Russia.  There are also monthly genealogy meetings covering a wide range of topics and interests.  The monthly history and culture  meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Argyle, 4415 W. 38th St. at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  Check the CALENDAR for additional information.


Newsletter

The Denver Metro Chapter newsletter, Unsere Zeitung, is published quarterly.  Articles and advertisements may be submitted to Gwen Meyer at the Denver Metro Research Room and Library.


Denver Metro Research Room and Library

The library has a wide range of books about Germans from Russia, maps, charts and obituaries on file.  The Denver Metro Research Library Room and Library is located at 2727 Bryant Street, Rom B4, Denver, CO, 80211.
Phone 303-455-2727

Open by appointment. Call 303-420-6189 or 303-424-5145.


Library Holdings & Genealogy

The following materials are available for purchase from the Denver Metro Chapter of AHSGR:

  • Germans from Russia in Colorado, 1910 U.S. Census.

  • Naturalization Records of Immigrants from Russia in Colorado, Volume 1 (indexed by Surname).

  • Naturalization Records of Immigrants from Russia in Colorado, Volume 1 (indexed by Village).

  • Records of Numerous Colorado Churches with Germans from Russia Members.

To order these books download the order form HERE and return it with payment to:

Denver Metro Chapter, AHSGR
c/o Michael Fyler
1625 Franklin St.
Denver, CO  80218

Members of the Denver Metro Chapter of AHSGR have compiled these books.



To participate in enhancing and updating the information or reporting display errors with this homepage contact:

Dale Wells
dalew@prodigy.net
303-733-4472

 

Officers

President
Albert Miller
720-859-9099

Vice President
Shirley Wilcoxon
303-420-8900

Secretary
Beverly Keller
303-693-8284

Treasurer
Barbara Bretz
303-424-5145

Committees

Books & Mailing
Alberta LaBere
303-936-1291

Concerns
Pat Frankenbery
303-425-8732

Church Books
Michael Fyler
303-888-2178

Genealogy
Barbara Bretz
303-424-5145

Ways & Mean
Vacant

Historian
Shirley Wilcoxon
303-420-8900

Hospitality
Gloria Mikan
303-452-2998

Special Events
Alberta LaBere
303-936-1291

Library
Bob Munger
303-420-6189

Membership
Nicholas Bretz
303-424-5145

Newsletter Editor
Gwen Mayer
303-989-5885

Newsletter
Ray Miller
303-985-0530

Newsletter Calendar
Pat Frankenbery
303-452-8732

Phone Chairperson
Monika Ruhl
303-696-8486

Name Badges
Gary Martin
303-666-9219

Facebook
Shirley Wilcoxon
303-420-8900

Michael Fyler
303-888-2178

Mary Jane Bolton
303-420-5221

Publicity
Aliene Munger
303-4220-6189


Many of our families came from various colonies.  If you are doing research in any of those areas it is recommended that you visit the links below:

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