The listservs or electronic discussion groups were established at NDSU in the 1990s to provide online communications for persons interested in the history, culture and folklore of the Germans from Russia.

Guidelines for sending messages:

  • These listservs are self-moderated, open-subscription electronic mail list provides a means of communication for persons interested in the genealogy, 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.
  • When you wish to subscribe or unsubscribe at this mail list, please follow instructions at How to subscribe and at Other information. A message requesting to subscribe or unsubscribe should not be sent to the complete mail list! If you have difficulty to subscribe or unsubscribe, send a direct e-mail message to: Michael.Miller@ndsu.edu
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  • Please send any e-mail messages to the mail list only in plain text form. Do not send messages in HTML which creates problems for the Archives of the mail list.

What you need:

  • Computer
  • Modem Communications software
  • E-mail access

 

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

An electronic mail list for subscribers who are interested in Germans from Russia research and family research oriented specifically to Bessarabia today primarily in Ukraine with some villages in Moldova.


BESS-GR provides another means of discussion and communication for person interested specifically in Bessarabian Germans from Russia research. The focus is on the German villages in Bessarabia. The purpose is to share historical, surname, cultural and other information on these colonies and to help people whose ancestors lived in the colonies find information and sources, the colonies, and the colonists.

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)
  • New book 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. research

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:

 

GCRA: Glückstal Colonies Research Association Electronic Discussion Group

An electronic mail list for subscribers who are interested in Germans from Russia research and family research oriented specifically to the Glückstal Colonies of Bergdorf, Glückstal, Kassel, and Neudorf, and their daughter colonies. Today the former German villages of Bergdorf, Glückstal and Neudorf are located in the Trans-Dniester region of the Republic of Moldova. Today the former German village of Kassel is located in Ukraine.

Subscribers must be current and paid members of the Glueckstal Colonies Research Association, 4544 North River Run, Savage, MN 55378-2973. For membership information, go to www.glueckstal.net.


The GCRA electronic mail list provides a forum for discussion and communication among GCRA members who wish to exchange information and research related to their ancestry in the German-Russian villages known collectively as the Glückstal Colonies of South Russia, now Moldova (Trans-Dniester) and Ukraine.

Features:

  • Open subscription
  • Self-moderated
  • Archived

Possible topics:

  • Glückstal villages family histories
  • Glückstal villages & Glückstal parishes histories
  • Glückstal-oriented news from the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR, Lincoln, Nebraska)
  • Glückstal-oriented news from the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS, Bismarck, North Dakota)
  • Glückstal-oriented news from the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection (North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo, North Dakota)
  • News from the Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • New books (Glückstal oriented) announcements and reviews Glückstal-oriented news from Canada, United States, Germany and the former Soviet Union Glückstal-oriented workshops, newsletters, seminars, conferences, and tours
  • Anything that concerns Germans from Russia research about the Glückstal villages

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 GCRA [YOUR FIRST NAME] [YOUR LAST NAME] (For example: SUBSCRIBE GCRA STEPHAN SCHWARTZ)
  3. A welcome message and instructions will be sent to your e-mail address

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GR-GENEALOGY: Germans from Russia Genealogy and Family History Electronic Discussion Group

An electronic mail list for subscribers who are interested primarily in Germans from Russia genealogy and family research.


GR-GENEALOGY provides another means of discussion and communication for persons interested in Germans from Russia genealogy. 

Features:

  • Open subscription
  • Self-moderated
  • Archived

Possible topics of discussion:

  • Family history Recent developments in genealogical finding aids
  • News from the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR, Lincoln, Nebraska)
  • News from the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS, Bismarck, North Dakota)
  • News from the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection (North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo, North Dakota)
  • News from the Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • News from the Heimatmuseum der Deutschen aus Bessarabien (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • News from the Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE)
  • New book announcements and reviews News from Canada, United States, Germany and the former Soviet Union Workshops, seminars, conferences, and tours
  • Anything that concerns Germans from Russia genealogy

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 GR-GENEALOGY [YOUR FIRST NAME] [YOUR LAST NAME] (For example: SUBSCRIBE GR-GENEALOGY JOHANNES SCHWARTZ)
  3. A welcome message and instructions will be sent to your e-mail address.

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GR-HERITAGE: Germans from Russia Electronic Discussion Group

An electronic mail list for subscribers who are interested in Germans from Russia heritage, history, culture, and folkways.


GR-HERITAGE provides another means of discussion and communication for persons interested in the Germans from Russia.

Features:

  • Open subscription
  • Self-moderated
  • Archived

Possible topics:

  • Family history
  • Intellectual and social history
  • Religious history, sociology, and anthropology
  • Folklore and folklife
  • Material culture including textiles and clothing
  • Foodways and recipes
  • Recent developments in genealogical finding aids
  • News from the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR, Lincoln, Nebraska)
  • News from the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS, Bismarck, North Dakota)
  • News from the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State University Libraries (GRHC, Fargo, North Dakota)
  • News from the Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • News from the Heimatmuseum der Deutschen aus Bessarabien (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • News from the Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE)
  • New book, videotape, cassette tape, map, and educational material announcements and reviews relating to the culture, heritage, history, folkways, foodways, and textiles & clothing of the Germans from Russia Exhibit and display announcements
  • News from Canada, United States, Germany, and former Soviet Union
  • Workshops, seminars, conferences, and tours

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 GR-HERITAGE [YOUR FIRST NAME] [YOUR LAST NAME] (For example: SUBSCRIBE GR-HERITAGE IVAN SCHWARTZ)
  3. A welcome message and instructions will be sent to your e-mail address

Other information:

KRIM-GR: Crimean Germans from Russia Heritage Electronic Discussion Group

An electronic mail list for subscribers who are interested in Germans from Russia research and family research oriented specifically to Crimea (Krim) today in Ukraine.


KRIM-GR provides another means of discussion and communication for person interested specifically in Crimean Germans from Russia research. The focus is on the Crimean Peninsula Germans and Swiss colonies. The purpose is to share historical, surname, cultural and other information on these colonies and to help people whose ancestors lived in the Crimean colonies find information and sources on the Crimea, the colonies, and the colonists.

Features:

  • Open subscription
  • Self-moderated
  • Archived

Possible topics of discussion:

  • Crimean family history
  • Crimean village & parish histories
  • Crimean oriented news from the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR, Lincoln, Nebraska)
  • Crimean oriented news from the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS, Bismarck, North Dakota)
  • Crimean oriented news from the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection (North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo, North Dakota)
  • New book (Crimean oriented) announcements and reviews Crimean oriented news from Canada, United States, Germany and the former Soviet Union
  • Crimean oriented workshops, newsletters, seminars, conferences, and tours
  • Anything that concerns Crimean Germans from Russia research

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 KRIM-GR [YOUR FIRST NAME] [YOUR LAST NAME] (For example: SUBSCRIBE KRIM-GR KATRINA SCHWARTZ)
  3. A welcome message and instructions will be sent to your e-mail address.

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German Volga Mail List

A mail list for those interested in Germans from Russia genealogy, family research and related topics oriented specifically to the Volga Valley area of Russia.