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American historical society of Germans from Russia


"Our past is in the archives
and records from villages in
Russia, Ukraine and the Black Sea"

Join us in celebration the 250th Anniversary of Catherine's Manifesto that brought to many of the German Russians to the new land.


Our Celebration continues with Convention 2014  

The SOAR website is now closed. Obituaries are being transitioned to the FamilySearch website. We plan to have the first of these available on the “SOAR / Research your German Russian Ancestors” web page within a few weeks. More will be added on a regular basis as new “batches” of indexed and verified Obituaries are completed by the FamilySearch indexing volunteers. In addition the “SOAR / Research your German Russian Ancestors” web page has links to Cemetery Records, Homestead Records, and Passenger Lists. More of our former SOAR records will be added over time. Please visit the “SOAR / Research your German Russian Ancestors” web page, 

to check out the changes. 


Our Mission Statement 

An international organization dedicated to the discovery, collection, preservation, and dissemination of information related to the history, cultural heritage and genealogy of Germanic Settlers in the Russian Empire
and their descendants.  



Library and Museum Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed Holidays
Tours of the
outside campus are

2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
April 1 through October 31