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The 2017 Convention

Plans are underway for the 2017 AHSGR Convention, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Milwaukee Aug. 28-31.

For a downloadable PDF with more details, CLICK HERE.

The program’s theme is “The Coming Storm,” referring to the Communist Revolution and Civil War. It will focus on the life of the colonies from 1763 to 1917 and how the Russian Germans reacted to the coming storm.  

Topics will include:

  • Village area discussions
  • Genealogical research using online resources
  • Basics of DNA genealogy
  • Overview of German colonization of the Russian Empire
  • Russian Germans in the Tsarist Army and their involvement in the revolution
  • German colonization of Wisconsin
  • German language newspapers in the Milwaukee area
  • Russian German settlements in Wisconsin
  • Railroads in the development of Wisconsin
  • History of breweries in the area

Several videos will be shown, including “Schmeckfest,” “The Making of Milwaukee,” and a Biel film. Ethnic entertainment will include folk dancing and singing.

Plan now to join other AHSGR members at the convention in Milwaukee and to renew old friendships and establish new ones. Every effort will be made to make this a rewarding experience for our younger generations.

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