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American Historical Society of Germans from Russia

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American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  ahsgr@ahsgr.org

Address:[1]

631 D St
Lincoln, NE 68502

Telephone:[1]  402-474-3363

Hours and holidays:[1]  Monday-Friday 9am-4pm; Sunday 1pm-4pm

Map and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

This is an international organization dedicated to the history, cultural heritage, and genealogy of Germanic settlers in the Russian Empire and their descendants. Their library collection holds AHSGR ancestor lists, cemetery lists, homestead papers, an AHSGR German hometowns list, passenger lists, obituaries, surname charts, Russian village files, and Karl Stumpp's Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763-1862.[2]

Key Wiki Pages[edit | edit source]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, bounty land, homesteads, ethnic sources, prisons, fed employees.[3]
  • National Archives at Kansas City federal censuses 1790–1930; fed court records of NE 1855-1960, military service/pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, photos, vital and land records.[4]
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, censuses, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and records of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[5]
  • Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence MO, one of America's best genealogical centers: censuses and indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and newspapers. Surrounding states are well represented.[6] [7]
  • Kansas City Public Library Missouri Valley Special Collections, The Missouri Valley Room has a great genealogy collection for Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska with biographies, periodicals, genealogies, diaries, photos, scrapbooks, and newspapers of the Kansas City area.[8] [9]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

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  • Omaha Public Library good genealogy collection with books, periodicals, and name indexes.[4]
  • Repositories in surrounding states: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
  • Bancroft Library, Berkeley CA, premier Western Americana collection, including exploration, early trails, early Nebraska, stagecoaches, Native Americans, maps, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, religious and Utopian communities, and ethnic communities.[4]
  • Mennonite Library and Archives, Bethel College, Newton KS, Mennonite-related books, periodicals, and genealogical materials.

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 American Historical Society of Germans from Russia in American Historical Society of Germans from Russia' (accessed 3 February 2016).
  2. Research Library in American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (accessed 3 February 2016).
  3. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 2. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Dollarhide and Bremer, 71.
  5. Dollarhide and Bremer, 1 and 109.
  6. Dollarhide and Bremer, 67.
  7. Midwest Genealogy Center in Mid-Continent Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).
  8. Dollarhide and Bremer, 47 and 67.
  9. Special Collections in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).
  10. About the Museum Collection in Homestead National Monument of America (accessed 6 February 2016).
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Lancaster County, Nebraska in Genealogy, Inc. (accessed 6 February 2016).
  12. Introduction to Family History Centers in Family History Research Wiki (accessed 29 February 2016).
  13. Family History (Genealogy) in Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (accessed 6 February 2016).