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Genealogical Sites

Bessarabian Homepage of the Germans from Russia Regional Interest Group.

Bessarabian Newsletter: can be downloaded at and from the Bessarabian Homepage.

Bettcher Family - German Colonists in Russia

Borodino / Bessarabia Genealogy List: German-Russian Bessarabian Colony of Borodino and Periojany [Beriojan] Chutor Genealogy List. Remmick-Hubert Web Site.

Cyndis List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

Descendants of Michael Moldenhauer. Peter Folk has published the data on the Folk Web Site at

Emigration from Southwest-Germany: A documentation of the Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart and the Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe.

Familiy pages Villwock & Banko: Genealogy of the Villwock and Banko family.

Church of Jesus Christ ( Internet site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Excellent listings to search for your ancestors or to look up which microfilmed church records can be borrowed.

Family research West Prussia.

Genealogical village index

Geogen: Here you can get maps about the geographical extension of family names in Germany for free.

Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo, ND USA

Germans from Russia Heritage Society

Germans to Prussia Poland to Russia Group

Homepage of Dr. theol. Eduard Kneifel. Among others these publications are available from the homepage: Geschichte der Evangelisch-Augsburgischen Kirche in Polen [History of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church in Poland]. Die evangelisch lutherische Gemeinde Brzeziny [The evangelical-lutheran parish of Brzeziny]. Das Werden und Wachsen der Evangelisch-Augsburgischen Kirche in Polen [Becoming and thrive of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church in Poland].

Janzen, Tim & Makarenko, Tatyana: The Guardianship Committee of Foreign Settlers in South Russia. Published by the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta, November 2002.

Kloestitz-Homepage of Ingrid Reule: Genealogical database for Kloestitz.

Labischin: Excerpts from the church records of the protestant church of Labischin, Schubin, Posen.

List of the colonists of the Netze District from 1776-1798 by Lena Bellée-Vogt. This list was published in volume 5 of the Deutsche Wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift im Wartheland (Posen 1942).

Odessa - A German-Russian Genealogical Library: A German-Russian Genealogical Library. The Odessa document collection consists primarily of digitized books and records plus indexes of microfilms and research aids that enable users to trace individual and family migrations since the early 1800s.

Our Schwenningen Ancestors. Jillaine Smith's website with a superb collection of church records from Schwenningen.

Polish Genealogical Word List

Province of Posen: General information about Posen. A lists of vital records for the Province of Posen and an introduction to Genealogy and Poland is also available.

Rademachers deutsch-österreichisches Ortsbuch 1871-1945: List of german and austrian cities.

Reuben Drefs Genealogy Files: Contains among other things the 1772 Netze Land Records and the 1793/1794 Land Records of South Prussia.

ShtetlSeeker: Search for towns in Central and Eastern Europe.

Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE) : This web site is devoted to the study of those people with German ancestry (generally of the Lutheran, Baptist, or Moravian faiths) who lived in present-day Poland and northwestern Ukraine.

The Krasna Project. Its purpose it to gather and preserve the history and genealogical data of the Germans who lived in Krasna, Bessarabia, Russia/Romania and its daughter colonies Emmental, Bessarabia, Russia, and Karamurat, Dobrudscha, Romania (and the Roman Catholic Germans who lived in a number of other villages in Dobrudscha, namely, Colelia, Gross Pallas, Gross Mangeapunar, Malcoci, and Klein Mandshapunar).

Upstream Vistula - weichselaufwärts: History and the living consitions of the German settlers in Central Poland.

Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia.

Discussion Groups

BESS-GR: Bessarabian Germans from Russia Electronic Discussion Group.

GR-GENEALOGY: Germans From Russia Genealogy Electronic Discussion Group.


Archiwalne Mapy Pomorza Gdańskiego: Poland maps.

Archiwum Map Wojskowego Instytutu Geograficznego 1919 - 1939: Map Archive of Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny 1919 - 1939. Non-commercial project with scans of maps and geographic materials published by the Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny (WIG) in 1919 - 1939.

Archiwum Map Zachodniej Polski: Archive of 1:25,000 Poland maps. Map of Poland.




Special Karte von Südpreussen mit allerhöchster Erlaubniss aus der königlichen großen topographischen Vermessungs-Karte, unter Mitwürkung des Directors Langner, reducirt und herausgegeben vom Geheimen Ober-Bau-Rath Gilly, a special map of South Prussia prepared under royal decree by renowned architect and civil engineer, David Gilly after the final Partition of Poland, published 1802-1803, provided by the University of Łódz. In a lower resolution the maps arer also available at the Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe.

Third Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary. This map of Central Europe (1:200 000) was published about 1910 and includes e.g. Bessarabia and major parts of Germany and Poland. The maps are also available at Wikimedia.

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