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Learn about researching your Black Sea German ancestors
Our German ancestors began arriving in the Black Sea region, known as South Russia, in the early 1800s at the invitation of Tsar Alexander I. Villages in Bessarabia, Dobrudscha, Odessa, Crimea/Taurida, and Jekaterinoslaw are covered on the website.
Legacy QuickGuide™: Germans from Russia
The Germans from Russia Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including a timeline of important events, terminology, migration patterns, record types and how to access those records. This handy 5-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.