"Often, we are too slow to recognize how much and in what ways we can assist each other through sharing such expertise and knowledge." ~Owen Arthur

GRHS Listservers

The GRHS Mail Server is a 'CLOSED Server' which means that only members (and/or their guests) can send or receive mail by means of the server. The closed nature of the server means that the general public has no access to it. It is our intention for members to participate openly in the continued development of the Terms of Reference and in the future services that this server may provide.


  • Provide an online electronic medium for sharing information and research experiences

  • Cultivate an awareness and appreciation of our ancestor’s history

  • Educate members while supporting team efforts and projects

  • Foster cooperation among researchers and encourage networking

  • Organize researchers who have a heritage interest in specific colonies or regions.

  • Coordinate and share general information that will help to reconstruct the history of our ancestors


Send a short e-mail to the appropriate List Manager with a short introduction of yourself. In your introduction, please indicate if you are a current GRHS member, include the villages and the surnames from those villages that you are researching. You must be serious about your research and not in the business of making money by selling research to fellow members. Please note that this does not preclude members from recovering costs associated with research.

If you are already a member and need to change your information on file please click here for the form. You can also send an e-mail to the appropriate list manager if you wish to unsubscribe.

List List Manager(s) List Manager(s) Email
Beresan District Odessa
Bob Ell Bob Ell email
Bessarabia (BESS) Bob Ell Bob Ell email
Crimea (Krim) Char Perry Char Perry email
Germans to Prussia -
Poland to Russia (GPPR)
Marty McMahon Marty McMahon
GRHS Members Bob Ell Bob Ell email
Grossliebental District Odessa (GDO) Karen Abel
Karen Abel email
Hoffnungstal Odessa Parrish (HOP) Harold Ehrman
Harold Ehrman email
Kherson-Ekaterinoslav-Taurida (KET) Tim Janzen Tim Janzen email
Kutschurgan Odessa (KRIG) Dennis Roth Dennis Roth email