The GRHC Archives provide many resources for genealogy and scholarly research, including family histories, information on ethnic culture and foodways, maps and specialized collections from donors/historians. Please use the categories below to begin your research. 

Search online in the NDSU Library Catalog for most books and audio-visual materials and on the institutional repository for Archival Finding Aids.


All Books can be found on the GRHC Marketplace. Below is a listing of our books that can help get you started on your genealogical research:

  • Catholic Germans from Russia
  • The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 to 1862 Part I and Part II
  • Extended Relationships of the Kulm, Leipzig, Tarutino Communities in Bessarabia, Russia
  • The German Colonies in South Russia: 1804 to 1904: Volume I and Volume II
  • German-Russian Handbook
  • Glückstal Colonies, Births, and Marriages: 1833 - 1900
  • Glückstal Colonies Deaths: 1833 - 1900
  • The Glückstalers in New Russia and North America: A Bicentennial Collection of History, Genealogy & Folklore
  • The Glückstalers in New Russia, the Soviet Union, and North America
  • Homeland Book of the Bessarabian Germans
  • Homesteaders on the Steppe: Cultural History of the Evangelical-Lutheran Colonies in the Region of Odessa, 1804-1945
  • North Dakota & South Dakota Church, Community, and County Histories
  • Paradise on the Steppe: A Cultural History of the Kutschurgan, Beresan, and Liebental Colonies, 1804-1972
  • Researchers Guide to McPherson County, South Dakota Cemeteries
  • Researching the Germans from Russia
  • Tracing Your Dakota Roots: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the Dakotas: Second Edition
German Settlements in Dobrudscha

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