“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.