Grossliebental Family Migration Research
As the population grew and farmland became scarce, Grossliebental Odessa District Germans migrated to various regions of Russia, North America, and South America beginning around the 1870s.
- Bessarabia Regional Interest Group (Bessarabia RIG)
- Bessarabia Clearing House projects (includes St. Pete records)
- Allen Konrad's Korner has info on Bessarabia
- List of villages in Bessarabia parishes
- Crimea Regional Interest Group (Crimea RIG)
- Crimea Clearing House projects (includes St. Pete records)
- Allen Konrad's Korner has info on Crimea
- List of villages in Crimean parishes
Grossliebental German Russians began to immigrate to Canada & the U.S. in about the 1880s, drawn by the Homestead Act in the U.S. & the Dominion Lands Act in Canada.
History & Background
"How to Become a Citizen of the United States" official pamphlet published 1939
- GDO Shiplist database
- Area projects at the Clearing House
- Clearing House Cemetery Project
- Clearing House Ships' Lists Project
- Town history book indexes
- Surname to Source (Town history books) list - shows surnames and the town they were in
- Allen Konrad's Korner has a lot of resources for several North Dakota counties
- Indexes and links to indexes for U.S. censuses
- U.S. counties settled by German-Russians
- Find U.S. vital records
- Find Canadian vital records
- Tip on searching for ancestors in Hamburg (while awaiting their ship)
Research assistance & "how to's"
- GRHS Area Coordinators (ACs) provide assistance with research in North America
- Using Homestead Records in Your Search, originally published in the Heritage Review
- An Overview of How To Do Research in Canada, coming in the June 2009 Heritage Review
- Researching in South America - Genealogy Tips article from the Heritage Review
- Allen Konrad's Korner has info on South America
- German genealogy in Argentina
- German genealogy in Brazil
- German genealogy in Paraguay
- Subscribe to a listserv for Germans in South America
The following links focus on finding your family members who came to Germany after the 1940 Resettlement (Umsiedlung). See the Family Origins page to research your family in Germany before they came to South Russia.
- The Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland in Stuttgart publishes a quarterly magazine, the Volk Auf Dem Weg, and sponsors many meetings and activities for Germans from Russia.
- The Kirchlicher Suchdienst is a service for locating relatives in Germany. See the article "Finding Lost Cousins" in the Sept. 2008 issue of the Heritage Review.
- Deutsche Telekom online directory (see bottom right of page)