Genealogical german russian Research Resources
AHSGR provides many resources to aid in genealogical research related to the history, cultural history and genealogy of the Germanic settlers in the Russian Empire and their descendants. You can access some of these resources easily on our website:
AHSGR is dedicated to the discovery, collection, preservation and dissemination of information related to the history, cultural history and genealogy of the Germanic settlers in the Russian Empire and their descendants.
Archives and Special Collections
AHSGR houses rare and unique documents comprised of books, manuscripts, original research on Germans from Russia, correspondence, photographs, and more which may only be viewed in-house at the AHSGR Library.
Bessarabian Birth Records
Birth records from the Parish of Alt Elft, including the villages of Alt Elft, Dennewitz, Katzbach, Neu Elft,
Paris and Plotzk from South Russia from 1855-1863.
Family History List
View AHSGR’s family history publications and learn how to check out available books from the AHSGR Research Library.
Federal Land Records
Access the Bureau of Land Management’s Official Federal Land Records Site and get instructions on how to search & find land records.
Find a Grave
Access the world’s largest gravesite collection. Search graves & cemeteries or create memorials and add photos.
AHSGR offers free downloadable Family Group & Ancestral Charts to help keep you organized during your genealogy research.
We provide reference services to access resources for those unable to visit our Research Library. See pricing & request research services online.
German Origins Project
Get instructions on how to use the German Origins Project for genealogical research related to specific family names and villages.
Research German Russian immigration records by browsing AHSGR’s German Russian passenger lists by ship, surname or village.
AHSGR collects & digitizes German Russian obituaries to search, view and download on FamilySearch.org. Have an obituary to submit? Get details here.
Russian Archives Records Contacts
AHSGR will not serve as a mediator but does provide information of those who will contact the Russian Archives for genealogical information.
Karl Stumpp Book
Contains alphabetical lists of thousands of German immigrants to Russia. View vital statistics, place of German origin, & locality of settlement in Russia.
See various ancestral charts that have been purchased by AHSGR members from researchers in Russia. Some are available for purchase from AHSGR.
American Volga Relief Society (AVRS)
Browse info on the starvation of the Volga German colonists in Russia and the efforts of the AVRS to supply food and other aid to the region.
Danish Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
View birth, marriage, and death records of settlers who moved to Denmark before going to Russia as compiled by Wayne Bonner.
Passports to Freedom
View passport applications for German Russians from the Saratov region from 1877-1916 that include religion, age, occupation, marital status, family members & more.
AHSGR has compiled a list of website resources to aid in your genealogical research. Each tool provides valuable information in various areas.
The 1811 Russia Village Census Records lists census data from 34 German Villages along the Volga River in Russia. A free digital flipbook is available to all AHSGR members.
Help Celebrate and Preserve Our German Russian History
Without the generosity of AHSGR’s donors, we would not be able to provide extensive resources that are both invaluable & imperative to keeping our heritage alive. We are a nonprofit organization and rely heavily on our members & donors to continue preserving our German Russian history. Please consider donating in the area of your choice.Make a Tax Deductible Donation