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BESS-GR: Bessarabian Germans from Russia Electronic Discussion Group

A listserve for subscribers who are interested in Germans from Russia research and family research oriented specifically to Bessarabia.


BESS-GR provides another means of discussion and communication for persons interested specifically in Bessarabian Germans from Russia Research.

Guidelines for sending messages:

The BESS-GR, self-moderated, open-subscription discussion groups provide a means of communication for persons interested in the history, culture, and folklore of the Germans from Russia.

Subscribers are expected to use restraint when replying, avoiding unsupported critical statements, unacceptable language, non-related information, and attacks on individuals.

--- Michael M. Miller, Listserv Owner

Features:

  • Open subscription
  • Self-moderated
  • Archived

Possible topics of discussion:

  • Bessarabian Family history
  • Bessarabian Village & Parish histories
  • Bessarabian oriented news from the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR, Lincoln, Nebraska)
  • Bessarabian oriented news from the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS, Bismarck, North Dakota)
  • Bessarabian oriented news from the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection (North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo, North Dakota)
  • News from the Heimatmuseum der Deutschen aus Bessarabien (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • New book (Bessarabian oriented) announcements and reviews
  • Bessarabian oriented news from Canada, United States, Germany and the former Soviet Union
  • Bessarabian oriented Workshops, newsletters, seminars, conferences, and tours
  • Anything that concerns Bessarabian Germans from Russia Research

What you need:

  • Computer
  • Modem
  • Communications software
  • E-mail access

How to subscribe:

  1. Send an e-mail message to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
  2. Send one line of text in the message section which reads: SUBSCRIBE BESS-GR [YOUR FIRST NAME] [YOUR LAST NAME] (For example: SUBSCRIBE BESS-GR KATRINA SCHWARTZ)
  3. A welcome message and instructions will be sent to your e-mail address.

Other information:

  • The list server address to use for list commands is LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
  • The posting address for messages to the entire list is BESS-GR@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
  • To leave the list (unsubscribe) send e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU with the following command in the body of the e-mail: SIGNOFF BESS-GR
  • To suspend mail temporarily without unsubscribing send e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU with the following command in the body of the e-mail: SET BESS-GR NOMAIL
  • To resume receiving messages send e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU with the following command in the body of the e-mail: SET BESS-GR MAIL

For further information contact:

    Michael M. Miller
    Germans from Russia Bibliographer
    North Dakota State University Libraries
    PO Box 5599
    12 Ave N & Albrecht Blvd
    Fargo ND 58105-5599
    Phone: 701-231-8416
    Fax: 701-231-7138
    Internet: Michael.Miller@ndsu.edu
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North Dakota State University Library
Germans from Russia Heritage Collection
Libraries
NDSU Dept #2080
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Tel 701-231-8416
Fax 701-231-7138
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