Helpful Links & Resources
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|Lower Volga Villages Project - includes the Galka Parish villages of Dobrinka,
Dreispitz, Galka, Holstein, and Schwab and the Stephan Parish Villages of Kraft,
Mueller, Shcherbakovka, and Stephan. Their
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Janet Flickenger's Research online - Extractions from over 150 Passenger Manifests and Declaration of Intentions of German Russians from Russell and Marion Counties, KS from 1907 to 1951, among other things! Declaration of Intentions of German Russians for Shattuck , Ellis County, Oklahoma. Be sure to go to Janet's website! You'll find a list of her publications which are available on CD and/or in print. A wonderful resource and she's adding information all the time.
The Gottfried Riffel Newsletter - Judy Riffel edits this Riffel newsletter which is published on the Web. To be added as a subscriber to this free Web newsletter, contact Judy via email (click on her name in blue).
Aehrenfeld and Kratzke Website - Bob Berschauer and Brent Mai have done alot of work on these villages. Included is information received from Russia. There is a "search" link that you can use. However, if your searched name is even mentioned once in a batch, it will be indexed. You will have to do a "find" for every page you bring up. Please note that this web page is no longer being maintained.
Galka Book - published in German in 1912, does not list names of residents, but does include a great deal of information on the church, mills, and agriculture of this village. Looking for help - make a donation to this translation project or volunteer to translate some of it from German to English.
Dr. Igor Pleve , Saratov, Russia We do not know that Dr. Pleve is accepting orders for Family Tree Charts. We understand that the Archives in Russia do accept orders from individuals, however we are not aware of how to proceed.
Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University
Jeruslan Nachrichten Database - Betty Ashley has been researching some of these villages for more than 30 years. She and Sue Kottwitz have compiled a database of families and individuals - primarily from Wiesenmüller. Betty will answer your queries as she has time. Betty also welcomes email submissions of your ancestors arrival in America to further her efforts developing our Ships List.
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia