Monday, April 12, 2010

American Historical Society of Germans From Russia

Are your ancestors Germans who came from Russia?

The American Historical Society of Germans From Russia (AHSGR) is 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.

AHSGR archives valuable records on the Saving Our Ancestral Records (SOAR) website. SOAR includes obituaries, cemetery records, and more, which ase in the searchable database.

The Northern Illinois Chapter of AHSGR is in Arlington Heights. Check out their Calendar of Events and their Genealogy Program, which makes available some interesting information such as an Ancestor List, Surname Charts, Ship List Index, and Family Charts.

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