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Thank you for visiting the website of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. Established in 1968, AHSGR is an international organization dedicated to the discovery, collection, preservation, and dissemination of information related to the history, cultural heritage and genealogy of Germanic settlers in the Russian Empire and their descendants. We have the largest repository of information on Germans from Russia in the Western Hemisphere. All German Russian settlement regions are represented in our library and museum collections.

Welcome from the AHSGR Board Members, Trustees, and Staff!


AHSGR research help is available Mon. 10/16 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - 631 D Street - Reservations are a must! Cost is $7.50 Call 402 474-3363 by noon 10/16


If you attended the 2017 AHSGR Convention and have not yet filled out an evaluation survey, please take the time to do so.


Important News!

Starting June 1, 2017 AHSGR implemented a new policy of charging a nominal fee to view the Headquarters Museum.There will be NO CHARGE for Members.  

Admission fees are as follows:  

Members:  No charge

Adult Non-Members - $5.00

Students - $3.00

Children under 6:  No charge


Village Coordinators of the Month

Every month we feature two of our Village Coordinators and their villages. Our intent is to highlight the work that they do for AHSGR and to give our members an opportunity to become more familiar with the VCs. Click the title or the image to go to the page and get to know your Village Coordinators!

Three new research publications for the village of Messer

now are available in the AHSGR online store.



Follow this link for the Messer Birth Records. Also, see Messer Death Records and Marriage Records


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