Jacob Worster           My German-Russian Grandparents

      My Grandfather

      Jacob Worster
      Born: 10 October 1885, Village of Alexandertal
      Died: 6 October 1918, Durham, Marion County, Kansas
      Shown here in his Russian Army uniform.
      Jacob died from complications of Spanish Influenza, which had been
      brought back to Fort Riley, Kansas by America troops returning from
      Europe after World War I.

Amelia Weimer       My Grandmother

      Amelia Weimer
      Born: 2 March 1889, Village of Dobrinka
      Died: 28 June 1963, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
      This picture is from 1909 or 1910, made in Saratov.
      Amelia and Jacob immigrated to the United States in 1910,
      after Jacob had completed his Russia Army service. Jacob's
      parents, his three brothers and sister had immigrated to
      Marion County, Kansas in 1906.

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My name is Gary Martens, designer of the Germans from the Volga Region web pages, and Village Research Coordinator for Dobrinka, Galka
and the Schilling villages (except Alexandertal). If you have any questions, comments about the pages, or requests for additional information
please contact me, by clicking on the E-mail button below.

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American Historical Society of Germans from Russia

AHSGR logo    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.

Historical and Genealogical Organizations

Information and links to historical and genealogical societies, libraries and other collections related to Germans from Russia.

Genealogy Resources and Help

Sources for blank forms and charts, information on the contents of Federal Census records, Social Security information links, links to Glossaries and dictionaries, links to Land Record information, links to Immigration information, links to Genealogy Research methods, where to find church records, sources for new and used genealogy and history books.

German-Russian Electronic Discussion Groups

Electronic discussion groups (mailing lists) which focus on German Russian genealogy and history.

German-Russian Researchers

A list of people researching their German Russian ancestors, with villages and surnames of interest to them.

German-Russian Settlements in the US and Canada

Information on where German-Russians settled in the United States and Canada.

German-Russian Settlements in the Volga River region

Information on current status of the former German-Russian villages.


History of the German Russian settlements in the Volga River region of Russia.

Volga Place Names

Information on place names in the Volga River region.

Volga Region History and German Genealogy Books

Reviews of books available about the Volga Region and German immigration in general.

Genealogy Software

Reviews of genealogy software and links to home pages of genealogy software companies.

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This page last modified: Friday, 12 February2010