Sunday, October 30, 2016

Congratulations AHSGR

AHSGR was selected as part of the 2016  Nebraska State Passport Program.  It was a great opportunity that increased visits to their museum last spring and summer. They were the #1 attended spot on the “Flavors of Nebraska” tour.  Out of the 1292 people who turned in passports for the prize count, 1247 of them  had  visited headquarters.  

Monday, October 24, 2016

Mark Your Calendar

The next Intermountain Chapter meeting: 

November 12, 2016
Sandy Library @ 10:00 AM in the small meeting room.  

This room does require that we set up all tables and chairs, including returning furniture to original locations. A helping hand would be appreciated.  We have reservations until 1:00 PM.  Hope to see you there!

Fruit Platz (Cake)

This was shared by the Edmonton Chapter, and I thought you might enjoy it.

It is a German Mennonite recipe and is great for dessert or a coffee break.
Mrs. Mildred Rempel, Tofield, AB
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
Fruit (apples, rhubarb, plums, etc.)

1. Sift dry ingredients
2. Cut in margarine
3. Add liquid milk.
4. Press into 9x13 pan.
5. Cover with fresh or frozen fruit
6. Sprinkle with sugar to suit taste

1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
Rub to form crumbs and sprinkle on top of fruit Bake at 450* for 10-15 minutes Then turn oven to 350°F and bake for another 30-35 minutes Serve warm or cold.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Immigrant Experience

I found this recently and thought you might be interested as well. It adds to my understanding of the immigrant's experience in the early 1900s.  Language classes were taught to immigrants by the YMCA and YWCA.

Book Project

Thanks to all who donated books for the youth project, it is much appreciated.

We will continue to collect books at each meeting and event.  Stop at yard sales for clean, appropriate youth books for Primary Children's Hospital. Clean is very important.  Dee is in the process of sanitizing the books donated thus far.

If you have books to donate and cannot attend meetings she will gladly come and pick them up.

Libraries often have used book sales, watch for those events.  We will accept new books also. Perhaps your family, friends and neighbors would like to participate. Involve your kinder!

Displays at the Family History Library

If you are in or near Salt Lake City, check out these displays on Germans from Russia. Thanks to those who put this together!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Calendar of Events

Nov 12, 2016- Chapter meeting

Dec 10, 2016- Chapter Christmas Party (RSVP)

Dec 1,2,3, 2016- Christmas Market  
Let Dee Hert know if you would like to volunteer.

Feb 8-10, 2017- RootsTech

April 22, 2017-  South Davis Family History Fair

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Recipe Request

Dee Hert has asked us to please send her lots of GR recipes; the chapter is considering a cookbook.

It's always nice to have the name of the original family member, as well as yours.  Some recipes have been passed down several generations,so note this also.

Any personal comment is important, such as, "My husband's favorite salad."

If you have family who has treasured recipes please include them in this project.   

Perhaps this book will be the perfect Christmas present, reunion, wedding, birthday, thank you, etc.  The volume of the order will dictate cost.


Check This Out

Take a look at this site for an alternate Family Group Sheet.

Mark Your Calender

Hope to see you September 10, 2016 
Sandy Library at 10:00 am

This meeting will have information regarding the Concord, CA, Convention as well as Michigan and Lincoln Conventions.

Friday, June 3, 2016

There is always interest at AHSGR to secure additional records from Russia; presently we are working on Beideck and Messer records.

If we pool our resources it would be more economicsl to obtain this material rather then as individuals.

  • What areas and time frames would be of interest to you?  Lets see if we can work together and obtain more records.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Reminder: Next chapter meeting will be on June 4, 2016.

47th International Convention of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia

“Before the Storm”

The evolution and life of Germanic colonies from 1763 to 1916

in the Volga, Black Sea and Ukraine areas of the Russian Empire

July 11-16, 2016

Hilton Concord Hotel

1970 Diamond Blvd. • Concord, California

To reserve a room, call (925) 827-2000 or toll-free at 1-800-826-2644. Reserve a

room online at Use the code AHG. The AHSGR group

rate is $119. Register for the convention online at

Explore topics of historical, folkloric and genealogical interest. Listen to speakers from Russia,

Germany and South America for more insight into the history of Germans from Russia. Learn

about AHSGR online resources and records in Germany and Russia. View the premiere of the

Norka village film, entertainment by folksinger Jim Stevens, storyteller Bil Lepp and the Grand

Island Polka Band. A research room will provide Internet access and key documents from the

AHSGR Library. Librarian Diane Wilson and Village Coordinators will assist in research.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

More German Proverbs

Do right and shun no one.

Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.

No one betrays himself by silence.

Nothing dries sooner than tears.

A poor person isn't he who has little, but he who needs a lot.

What three know will soon be known to thirty.

He who thinks of death begins to live.

The morning hour has gold in its mouth.

Bad times make good men.

Forgiven is not forgotten.

FEEFHS Conference

Registration is now open for the 2016 Eastern European Family History Conference to be held August 8-12, 2016.  The program will be at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, convenient to the nearby Family History Library for research.

This year’s program is country-research-focused, with a full track on German research carrying over all three days, and extended Polish, Russian, and Austro-Hungarian research tracks. The FEEFHS board has been heavily involved in selecting just the right classes to provide both an introduction to researching in Eastern European countries as well as in-depth topics for more advanced researchers. Optional consultations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit the conference website for full details and registration information.