SVCGR LogoSacramento Valley Chapter of Germans from Russia

Welcome to the Sacramento Valley Chapter (California). We are associated with both the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) and the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS). We offer a variety of local programs, presentations, social events, genealogy research help, an online store, member stories, and many other interesting things.

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Chapter Meetings

Location: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 6365 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746

Time: Arrive by 12:45pm.  We eat first followed by program activities. Meetings end by 4:00pm.

Notes: All chapter meetings are held in-person at the church. Please register in advance for meetings on our website, Programs, Presentations, & Events page registering, you will received an automated confirmation email with the agenda and other details regarding the specific meeting. Our December meeting also serves as our Annual Meeting and Christmas Social.

2023 Chapter Meeting Dates: (2nd Sunday – Mar, Jun, Oct, Dec)

  • March 12, 2023
  • June 11, 2023
  • October 8, 2023
  • December 10, 2023

Chapter Newsletters

Our chapter publishes six, bi-monthly newsletters every year.  You must be a Sacramento Valley Chapter member to receive them.  All past newsletters are on our website.


SVCGR Board of Directors (2023)

Lee Macklin
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Gene Hayes
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Donna Costa

John Kreutzer

Freddie Nezbeth

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Newsletter Editor
Cindi Jones
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