Genealogy and local history
A Canadian website, deals with history of Mennonites.
There is many genealogical information on West Prussia, Molotschna and
Mennonite Genealogical Research
A German website, deals with history of Chortitza. There
are maps of almost each village in Chortitza. Author's main focus is
collecting and publishing of genealogical sources on Chortitza and
Yazykovo. He has already data of more then 11,000 persons.
Research For Russia-German Ancestor Searching
This German website is planed as help for Russia-German ancestor
searching. At the moment there is only information on Orenburg colony,
called also Dejewka colony, which was about 50-60 km east of Neu
Samara. When they were founded, the colonies belonged to different
administrative units. Only since 1934 both belong to
- Auf Augenhöhe
Homepage of exposition "Auf Augenhöhe - Deutsche aus Russland zwischen Hoffnung und Vorurteil" - "At Eye Level - Germans from Russia between Hope and Prejudice", 15th July - 30th October 2005 in Paderborn and Schloss Neuhaus. Dietrich Tissen, one of the authors of Neu Samara web site, took part on making of this web site.
A private German web site by David Krahn about Shdanowka, a
village from the
A German web site about Kitschkas, an other
village from the
A private German web site by Waldemar Penner about the Mennonite
village of Iwanowka in Westsibiria, 120 km west of Omsk.
A forum of Leninpol , a Mennonite settlement in Kyrgyzstan. The settlement was founded in 1882 in Talas-valley. Today it's also called Bakaj-Ata. The forum language is Russian and shall bring all former inahbitants of Leninpol together.There are two further web sites of Leninpol in German language: http://www.leninpol.de und http://www.leninpol.net. At the moment they are only in the founding stage.
Web site by Andrej Warkentin about his home village Grischkowka in Altay , part of the Mennonite Settlement Slavgorod, founded at the beginning of 20th century. Today Grischkowka and nearby German villages belong to to a German district with capital Halbstadt. The author lives in Grischkowka and is our contemporary. It's absolutly impressing how much material he has collected. We recommend to visit this web site if you can read Russian. A small German version is planned.
Web site by Eugen Peters about Orlowo (in German), a further village of the Mennonite Settlement Slavgorod, founded at the beginning of 20th century. Among other there is a photo collection.
- Photos of Mennonites in Bolivia by Jordi Busqué
The official homepage of Plautdietsch Friends Society:
was founded in Oerlinghausen, Germany, in 1999, with the goal of
documenting, nurturing, and promoting the Plautdietsch language.
Plautdietsch is a West Prussian variety of Low German which emerged
approximately 450 years ago in the Vistula delta area of what is now
Poland. Speakers of Plautdietsch who emigrated from Western Prussia
through Southern Russia (present-day Ukraine), and who now live in
Germany, Canada, Paraguay, and other parts of the world, are also known
as "Russian Mennonites." Through its web resources and its journal
Plautdietsch Frind, Plautdietsch-Freunde offers an international forum
for all those who speak, read, write, or simply have an interest in the
A private German web site by Viktor Sawatzki - "Viktor, von
Sewen" - mainly in Plautdietsch, with an extensive collection of
Plautdietsch poems, among others by Heinrich
created by Ken Sawatzky and Vern Neufeld from
Plautcast is a 15-20 minute Low-German audio show
presenting Low-German songs, commentaries, readings from the CD Koop
and Bua, and also contributions from our listeners.
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