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  
http://www.christkindlmarkt-slc.com/  
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.

Thanks!

Check This Out

http://search.archives.gov/search?utf8=&affiliate=national-archives&query=family+group+sheet&commit=GO

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.

Dee

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 http://www.hilton.com. Use the code AHG. The AHSGR group

rate is $119. Register for the convention online at www.ahsgr.org.


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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A Note from Dee Hert

Anton, Russia

Research continues for the village of Anton.  Also known as Antonow, Antonowka, Sadovoye, Sebastinovka, Sebastjanowka, Sebastyanovka, Sewastjanowka, Sevastinovka, Sevastjanovka, Sevastyanovka (after 1941, Sadovoye)

Located at:  51º2' N 45º51' E.  Map #6 at AHSGR

Anton was found in 1764 by 270 Evangelical Lutherans- parish headquartered in the village of Messer.

Movement was recorded between Anton and the following villages: Alexanderdorf, near Tiflis in the Caucasus, Balzer, Franzosen, Kraft, Kukkus, Lauwe, Merkel, and Neu-Straub. As research continues I am sure there will be additional villages with connections to Anton.

My personal interest in Anton are the following surnames: Hert/Herdt, Hart/Hardt/Hard, Stark/Stork.  I am in the process of updating the surname database, which will be available at the AHSGR conventions.

Anton was industrious as it had a sugar beet factory owned and operated by Mr. Sigrist. Researchers have reported that the Anton villagers were originally from Thuringia, Germany. 
  • I am searching for the photo and additional history of the sugar beet factory.

The AHSGR village files index noted an article “History of Anton, by Emilie von Liphart, which is missing. 
  • I hope to locate a copy.

According to an article in “Die Lauwe Lampe”, Spring 2001 a surprising number of arranged marriages were from villages on the west side (bergseite) of the Volga. The colonies of Anton and Balzer were predominant sources for brides.

Die Welt-Post, Thursday, 8 December 1921, reported of hunger and starvation in Russia including the villages of Kukus, Dinkel, New Anton, and New Moor.

I accepted the position as Village Coordinator recently due to the fact that the position was vacant, and I wanted to further the history of my family.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or information to share; together we can answer some questions.

I plan to explore the availability of records in Russia.

Thanks to Sharon White for agreeing to assist!

Dee Hert
President and Membership Chair



February Meeting

This Saturday, February 27, at 10:00 am will be our chapter meeting:
Sandy Library 
10100 Petunia Way 1300 South 
Sandy, Utah

Please bring empty ink cartridges.  The subject is maps, so bring your favorites. 

Any ideas for a summer community project to enhance our awareness and locate other Germans from Russia??

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Center for Volga German Studies is sponsoring a seminar series in Fort Collins, Colorado on 23 July, 2016.  These seminars will feature the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the colonies of Dönhof and Messer.  The event will also include a Deines family reunion, evening banquet and Dutch Hop Dance with The River Boys! Please join us and invite others who might be interested! 

When: 23 July 2016
Where: Colorado State University, 599 South Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80521
What:  Sessions -
·         The History Dönhof
·         The History of Messer
·         A Day-in-the-Life of the Volga Germans
·         The Volga Germans of South America
·         The Volga German Deportation of 1941
·         The Geography of the Volga Germans
·         The Musical Heritage of the Volga Germans
·         The Sugar Beet Industry and Its Connection to the Volga Germans
·         The Volga German DNA Project
·         The Volga Germans Today
·         Genealogical Resources for Volga Germans
·         Famous & Infamous Volga Germans
·         Volga German Resources in the CSU Archives

Registration: $50 per person before July 1st; $65 per person after July 1st  

Additional information and online registration at the CVGS Fort Collins Website: