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Search for your Ancestors or Ancestral Village

Search for your surname, village name, or whatever you choose by entering the word into the search box. The entire AHSGR web site will be searched EXCEPT for the Ancestor List (also known as the gedlist).


 

How to use the Search box

  • This powerful search tool will search thousands of names on the AHSGR web site in seconds. Search for your surname, village name or whatever you choose by entering the word into the search box and pressing GO!. The entire AHSGR web site will be searched EXCEPT for the Ancestor List (also known as the gedlist). There is a separate search box for the Ancestor List on that page.

  • The search will only find EXACT matches. This free search service does not provide soundex searches.

  • Exact matches will be returned in a list on one or more pages. If any of the entries are of interest simply click on the link and it will take you to the page where the match was found. It will NOT take you to the exact entry, just to the page. Then use the FIND in your browser (usually under Edit in the top menu) to find the matching word(s) on the page.

What the Search box cannot find

  • The search box will not find a name that contains part of a word. For example, if you entered Rosent into the search box to find either Rosental or Rosenthal there will not be any matches. But if you enter Rosental or Rosenthal there will be matches for each specific spelling of the name.

  • The search box does not include the Ancestor List (also known as the Gedlist). The Ancestor List was excluded from the main search box because it would overwhelm searches for common names like Schmidt or Miller. The Ancestry List has a separate search box on that page. Or it is easy to scroll through the Ancestry List to search for surnames since it organized alphabetically by surname.

  • No wild cards are allowed in the search.

Search Tips

  • Search for ALL possible spellings of the name.

    • Commonly switched letters are:
      Y & J sample Jost = Yost
      C & K sample Clausser = Klausser

  • For names with umlauts the proper spelling would be: ä = ae, ö = oe, ü = ue. As an example the surname Görlitz should be spelled Goerlitz. But Görlitz is just as commonly spelled Gorlitz, or Gerlitz so be sure to look for those spelling variations.

  • If a name can be spelled with a th also search for the name with just a t such as Rosenthal and Rosental.

  • Double letters are often changed to single letters such as Sackmann to Sackman.

  • Endings such as dt in Schmidt can be changed to tt such as Schmitt or Schmit.

  • Vowels are frequently changed including y. Meyer could be Myer or Meier. Troudt could be spelled Trout, Traudt, or Trout.

  • Search for phonetic spellings of names, Koch is often spelled Cook and Fuchs is often spelled Fox.

  • Be sure to also search the Ancestor List.

Check Back Often

The AHSGR web site is continuously updated with new indexes. Currently the 1798 surname indexes of all the Volga villages are being added.

Notice:  AHSGR has no control over the sponsored ad links placed on the search results pages by Atomz, the free search application, and we do not endorse or promote any such ads that may occur.