The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Convention is an annual convention hosted by AHSGR, an international, non-profit educational organization engaged in researching the history of all German Russians from all regions of Russia. The AHSGR Convention, which has been held annually since 1970, explores topics related to the Germanic settlers in the Russian empire and their descendants presented by researchers and scholars across the world.


2021 virtual conference

July 13-15, 2021

AHSGR Virtual Conference

  • 2021 Convention Schedule
  • 2021 Convention Speakers
  • 2021 Convention Program
  • Presentations Included:
    • Russian German Dialects in Kansas
    • Sharon Chmielarz Digital Handout
    • German Origins Handout
    • The Road to Warenburg
    • Warenburg Genealogy Resources, July 2021
    • Warenburg in Print, July 2021
    • Warenburg Maps and Aerial Photos, July 2021
    • Hardship to Homeland Presentation
    • Hardship to Homeland Document
    • The Russian German Community in World War I
    • Denmark in the 18th Century
    • Volga Denmark
    • Breakdown
    • German Colonies in Russia
    • Germans in Towns of Tsarist Russia and the early Soviet State

2020 Conference: cancelled

2019 Annual Convention: 50th Anniversary

July 23 – 27, 2019, Lincoln, Nebraska

2019 Annual Convention: 50th Anniversary

Convention Program and Speaker Presentations:

Convention Newsletters:

Past Conventions

  • 1970 – Greeley, Colorado
  • 1971 – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1972 – Boulder, Colorado
  • 1973 – Portland, Oregon
  • 1974 – Fresno, California
  • 1975 – Lincoln , Nebraska
  • 1976 – Denver, Colorado
  • 1977 – San Francisco, California
  • 1978 – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1979 – Seattle, Washington
  • 1980 – Dearborn, Michigan
  • 1981 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1982 – Wichita, Kansas
  • 1983 – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1984 – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1985 – Yakima, Washington
  • 1986 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1987 – Portland, Oregon
  • 1988 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1989 – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1990 – Sacramento, California
  • 1991 – Chicago, Illinois
  • 1992 – Seattle, Washington
  • 1993 – Denver, Colorado
  • 1994 – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1995 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1996 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1997 – San Jose, California
  • 1998 – Wichita, Kansas
  • 1999 – Casper, Wyoming
  • 2000 – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 2001 – Denver, Colorado
  • 2002 – Des Moines, Iowa
  • 2003 – Yakima, Washington
  • 2004 – Modesto, California
  • 2005 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 2006 – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 2007 – Hays, Kansas
  • 2008 – Casper, Wyoming
  • 2009 – Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • 2010 – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 2011 – Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2012 – Portland, Oregon
  • 2013 – Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 2014 – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 2015 – Billings, Montana
  • 2016 – Concord, California
  • 2017 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 2018 – Hays, Kansas
  • 2019 – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 2020 – Cancelled due to Covid-19
  • 2021 – Virtual Conference

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