Publications


2017

The Germans from Russia Settlement Locations Project, Sandy Schilling Payne.  Max Kade Institute Friends of Max Kade Newsletter, Volume 26, No. 3, Fall 2017: p. 1, 4-6.

Locating your Ancestral Villages on Google Maps: Germans from Russia Settlement Location Project.  Presentation at the 48th International Convention of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.  August 30-31, 2017, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Sandy Schilling Payne, presenter. 

Karte der deutschen Ansiedlungen im Osten auf Google MapsBrigitte Bornemann. Mitteilungsblatt des Bessarabischen Vereins e.V.  72. Jahr gang and Heft 08/August 2017.  The English translation of the article is available from the  Germans from Russia Heritage Collection under the title Charting German Settlements in the East via Google Maps.

Project Update: Germans from Russia Settlement Locations, Sandy Schilling Payne. Germans from Russia Heritage Society Heritage ReviewVol. 47, No. 1, (March 2017): pp, 4-5.

Locating your Ancestral Villages on Google Maps: Germans from Russia Settlement Location Project.  Presentation at the Alberta Genealogical Society - Medicine Hat & District Branch. March 1, 2017, Medicine Hat, Alberta.  Dennis Bender and Melvin Bender, presenters.

2016
From Russia with LoveMo Cranker.  Medicine Hat NewsNovember 14, 2016, p. A3.

Locating your Ancestral Villages on Google Maps: Germans from Russia Settlement Location Project.  Presentation at the Germans from Russia Heritage Society 46th Annual International Convention.  September 8, 2016, Rapid City, South Dakota.  Dennis Bender and Melvin Bender, presenters. 

John Althouse.  Alberta Genealogical Society of Edmonton BranchGerman Special Interest Group, My German Roots Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 6: pp. 21-24.

Black Sea Region German Settlement Location and Current Name, Dennis Bender.  Germans from Russia Oregon and Washington Chapter (G.R.O.W.) Newsletter, Vol. 15, Issue 2 (Jan.-Feb.-Mar. 2016): pp. 8, 11-12. 

Black Sea Region German Settlement Location and Current Name: Bessarabian, Beresan, and Crimean Villages, Dennis Bender. Germans from Russia Heritage Society Heritage ReviewVol. 46, No. 1, (March 2016): pp, 21-27


Ongoing
This web site is a massive collection of online burial information arranged in virtual cemeteries, which reflect burials in actual cemeteries all over the world. With recent interest in gravestones as primary genealogy sources, these online cemeteries and memorials have been created and populated almost entirely by volunteers.  It was acquired by Ancestry in 2013, and although information from Find A Grave is indexed on Ancestry, a pay site, Find A Grave itself remains free for anyone to use and contribute to independently of Ancestry.  

Some Germans from Russia cemeteries have been set up using the ancestral village coordinates from Germans from Russia Settlement LocationsThe following list are those of which we are aware. If you add any cemeteries to Find A Grave using the data from our site, please let us know so that we can add them to the list. 

Beresean Colony Cemeteries
Johannestal Cemetery
Worms Cemetery

Bessarabian Colony Cemeteries

Crimean Colony Cemeteries
Kronental Cemetery
Neusatz Cemetery
Neusatz Cemetery