AHSGR Book Club: The Last Green Valley

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Join us in a book club discussing of The Last Green Valley by best-selling author Mark Sullivan. Mark will be speaking at the AHSGR Convention in Greeley, Colorado. The Last Green Valley is a work of historical fiction, inspired by a true story. The Martels are one of many families of German heritage whose ancestors … Continued

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Join us on November 7 to talk about Then the Rules Changed by Carolyn Zeisset. The author will be there to give background information and hopefully, tell more of the story that comes from her own Mennonite family history. Register on Zoom Here Purchase Here      

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Presenter: Allyn Brosz  Allyn Brosz is a South Dakota native with German Russian ancestry from Bessarabia and Glueckstal colonies.  He retired in 2021 from his career in the U.S. Department of Defense.  He is a life Member of AHSGR and GRHS as well as a member of the Glueckstal Colonies Research Association Steering Committee. In … Continued

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Presenter: Dr. Tatjana Schell Born to a Volga German family, Katrin Schell, Tatjana's mother, spent her early childhood in the 1950s-1960s in the region of Omsk in western Siberia where her parents and their respective families had been brought to following the deportation from their native village of Seewald on the Volga River. Growing up … Continued

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Presenter: Dr. Ann Braaten Ann Braaten is an associate professor in the Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design program at North Dakota State University Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection at NDSU, an archive of over 5000 clothing and textile items that reflect the history of the region, the history of fashion and international dress.  The collection … Continued

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We are pleased to announce the Peter Hilkes presentation on the War in Ukraine has been rescheduled! Join us Tuesday, July 12th at 2:00 PM Central.  PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE – Peter is presenting from Munich, Germany. Peter Hilkes is a very well-known lecturer and researcher at Ludwig Maximillian University and Ukraine Free University in Munich.  … Continued

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In this presentation we will learn why the sisters, Jackie and Janine Pfeiffer, decided to write a book about their childhood memories of the 1950's. We will learn the background and how the documenting led to publication of their book, While the Windmill Watched: A Slice of Rural America in the 1950's.  Jackie and Janine grew up on … Continued

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Sheri Rohn Ertl will host a book discussion for the historical fiction book In the Far Country by Warren Schwartz. The book is available through the AHSGR Bookstore. Click Here to Register for Zoom Click Here to Buy In the Far Country  

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Lena Wolf currently lives in London, but grew up in Kazakhstan as a child of Germans from Russia parents. Lena's mother Angelina, was born in the German village of  Blumenfeld in Ukraine and her father Adam, was born in the German village of  Gnadenfeld, not far from Rostov on Don. Both were deported in 1941 … Continued

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Presenter: Wayne Bonner  Although virtually all members of AHSGR have heard the story of Catharine the Great and her manifesto of 1763 inviting settlement in Russia, not everyone is aware of the population movements that occurred prior to that epic migration. Numerous Germans, primarily from the present German states of Baden-Wurttemberg and the Palatine (Pfalz), … Continued

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Wayne Garman: I am a native of Saskatchewan, Canada, with Germans from Russia ancestry in the Kutschurgan village of Elsass as well as the Mennonite colony of Chortitza. I hold a masters of history degree from Texas State University. The history of the Germans from Russia is one of my major research topics. I have presented at both GRHS … Continued

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Russ Gunther, Volunteer “WikiTree” ambassador and Volga German sub-project coordinator. Russ attended Iowa State University where he studied Business Administration and minored in German. He spent a summer abroad studying German in Bregenz, Austria. He has worked as the volunteer Ambassador for “WikiTree” Volga German sub-project since January 2014. “WikiTree” project covers the Volga, Volhynian … Continued

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