|Village Coordinator Information|
Village Coordinators Information
Village Coordinators (VCs) for the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia coordinate, aid, and assist those individuals attempting to bring families and villages together through village research. They are doing this work on a volunteer basis and spend many hours gathering and organizing information.
Each coordinator wants to communicate with all people who have the same village heritage. This includes sharing family group records, maps, individual and family histories, video and audio tapes of memories, trip experiences, and other village information.
Some of the villages have printed books, articles, and other publications often appearing in the Journals. Some are creating GEDCOM format databases to be of help to families. Your input is needed.
While the coordinator lists have grown greatly, there are still many villages where there is no one to assist this great work.
Anyone desiring information on becoming a coordinator and overseeing the work of a village should contact:
Village Coordinator Chairpersons:
Village Coordinator Liaison:
Village Coordinator Annual Report Editor
The four-character code following most Village Coordinators’ names is the Surname Exchange Number (SEN) assigned to each individual. The Surname Exchange is published annually by AHSGR and is an index of all surnames being researched by current members. When the SEN is followed by an "L" this indicates that the individual is a life member of AHSGR. Also, when notations such as "book," "database," or "newsletter" follow an individual’s name and address, this indicates that in addition to serving as a Village Coordinator, this person has produced or is producing other documentation.
If you write to a village coordinator and request information, be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and offer to pay for copies of information sent to you. Remember that Village Coordinators are VOLUNTEERS and may not have time to respond to requests immediately, so please be patient and respectful of the hard work and effort these coordinators are doing. Many villages now have home pages that include the information they have been able to gather as well as links to helpful internet sites. See the Village Coordinator tab on the right for the current village website addresses.
The latitudes (N) and longitudes (E) given here were obtained from the gazetteer published by the U.S. Board on Standard Names and Map of the Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of Germans on the Volga, by Alfred Eisfeld. Those marked with an * were not found in the gazetteer nor in Eisfeld’s publication. These are approximate locations taken from maps. These villages might no longer be in existence.