Resources for Researching Your Volga German Family - Cancelled

Event Date
9:00am November 02, 2019 to 4:00pm November 02, 2019
Event Location
Concordia University - Portland, Oregon
Event Description

(Notice of workshop cancellation: Concordia University Libraries and its Center for Volga German Studies announces cancellation of the workshop, ‘Resources for Researching Your Volga German Family’, which was scheduled for Saturday, November 2.  Please continue to check this website periodically as new information continues to be added.)

Concordia University Libraries and The Friends of the Center for Volga German Studies are preparing another workshop to provide you with more resources to research and learn about your Volga German heritage! The workshop will be held on the campus of Concordia University on Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm. The Center will be open on Sunday, November 3, 2019, noon – 3pm for participants who wish to access the Center’s resources for their specific research. CVGS volunteers will be available for assistance during that time.

Conference registration will be $70, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. Proceeds from the conference will be used to defray costs of purchasing translations of census and church records, as well as other related publications.

Maggie Hein will be presenting two sessions aimed at researching your genealogy.  The first will focus on researching in the U.S. and Canada.  The second will review the types of records that may be available from the Russian archives and how they may be obtained.  Marilyn Schunke will explore how Facebook can be of assistance to you in your research.  Jim Holstein will share information about the Denmark connection that many Volga Germans share.  Steve Schreiber and Krista Reynolds will share tips with you on how to access the vast Concordia University/CVGS catalog system to get the most out of the many resources the CVGS has to offer.

If you have questions, please e-mail Valerie Miller at