Sources

Numerous print and online sources were used to identify and get the general locations of ancestral villages. These were cross referenced between sources and then located on gazetteers and current online maps to locate the latitude and longitude of the village.  Below are alphabetical lists of some of the sources used in our research and on this site. 

Dr. Karl Stumpp Maps
  • Map of the German settlements in Bessarabia
  • Map of the German settlements in the Odessa area. 
  • Map of the German settlements in the New South Russia 
  • Map of the German settlements in the Volga region.  
  • Map of the German settlement in the area Alt-Samara, Ufa-Davlekanovo, Orenburg, Neu-Samara and Aktyubinsk.
  • Map of German settlements in Ukrainian Volyn.  
  • Map of the German settlements in Crimea.  
  • Map of the German Settlements in the Zaporozhye Oblast. 
  • Map of the German Settlements in the Stalino Oblast.  
  • Map of the German settlements in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. 
  • Map of the German settlements in the North and South Caucasus.  
  • Map of the German settlements in the area Nikolaev Oblast.
  • Map of the German settlements in the area Rostov Oblast.  
  • Map of the German settlements in the the Ukrainian Volhynia


Online Maps and Gazetteers


Books

  • The Black Sea Germans in the Dakotas.  George Rath. 1977.  Pine Hill Press, Freeman, South Dakota.
  • The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 to 1862.  Karl Stumpp.  1982.  Third Printing 1993.  The Americans from Russia Heritage Society, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • From Catherine to Khrushchev: The Story of Russia's Germans.  Adam Giesinger. 1974. Third Printing 1993.  The Americans from Russia Heritage Society, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Homesteaders on the Steppe.  Joseph S. Height.  1975.  Second Printing 1987. Germans from Russia Heritage Society, Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Karl Stumpp maps included with The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 to 18621982.  Third Printing 1993.  The Americans from Russia Heritage Society, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • German-Russian Handbook.  A Reference Book for Russian German and German Russian History and Culture with Place Names Listings of Former German Settlement Areas.  Ulrich Mertens. Second Printing, 2010. Germans from Russia Heritage Collection.  Fargo, North Dakota. 
  • Paradise on the Steppe.  Joseph S. Height.  1973.  Fifth Printing, 1989.  North Dakota Historical Society of Germans from Russia. Bismarck, North Dakota. 

Historical Societies


Websites