Research your german russian ancestors   


Click the links to the right of the data set you want to explore:

Obituaries:   https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2367299
    As of Tuesday, July 1st, 99% of our obituaries had been "published" on FamilySearch.  This is over 451,000 obituaries.  All of the English language obituaries that were previously on SOAR are now available under FamilySearch.  The German language obituaries, (approximately 50,000) will be indexed starting in the near future and will be made available  as soon as possible. 

For detailed instructions please view: obituarieshowto.pdf
     
Cemetery Records:   http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
    (The three cemeteries that were on the previous version of SOAR are available as well as many others.)

For detailed instructions please view: findagravehowto.pdf
     
Federal Land Records:   http:www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/
    (the homestead final affidavits that were on the previous version of SOAR are available as well as all other land in the "western" states that was purchased directly from the Federal government. The homestead process consists of multiple stages each of which can have documentation and a date associated with it.  Theses stages include the declaration of intention, homestead proof, and a final affidavit.  There will also likely be other documents in the form of affidavits, receipts, public notices, and so on, each of which may also have dates of their own.  The Federal Land Records online database uses the final affidavit date indicating the end of the application process.  This will likely be some years, possibly even more than a decade, after the declaration of intention is dated.  However, when searching physical land records (such as tract books and published indexes of these records, like the Oklahoma Homestead Records), entries are more commonly ordeed by the date of the declaration of intent which initiated the homestead process.  We will be working with FamilySearch on a future project to index the homestead records other than the final affidavits and make them available online.

For detailed instructions please view: glorecordshowto.pdf
     
Passenger Lists:   https://familysearch.org/search
    (Many of the passenger lists we have available on SOAR are in this database.  We will be working on a plan to add the rest as quickly as possible.  in addition, there are records such as the Hamburg Departure Lists in this data base that we did not have in SOAR.)
On search screen, first click restrict records by: "Type" and then click "Immigration and Naturalization".

For detailed instructions please view:  passengerlisthowto.pdf
     
Work Papers:   http://ahsgr.org/Products/Work_Papers.htm
    The AHSGR Work papers are now available for viewing and searching online as PDF files.

For detailed instructions please view:workpapershowto.pdf
     
1978-1998 Journals:   http://ahsgr.org/Products/Journals.htm
    The 1978- 1998 AHSGR Journals are now available for viewing and searching online as PDF files.

For detailed instructions please view: journalshowto.pdf