Welcome to the North Star Chapter of Minnesota
About the North Star Chapter of Minnesota
The North Star Chapter of Minnesota is an organization dedicated to the preservation of the Germans from Russia Heritage. The Germans from Russia are a unique people who emigrated from South Russia to the United States and Canada in the later part of the 19th Century. They settled in areas from Oklahoma to North Dakota in the United States and also immigrated to Saskatchewan and Alberta in Canada. More information is available through the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia and the Germans from Russia Heritage Society. Links to each societies website can be found elsewhere in this website.
Much history including wars and oppression by the government that followed Catherine and turmoil within Russia is what lead up to many immigrating to North and South America. Those in North America settled from Kansas to North Dakota and also into Colorado but you will find descendents of Germans from Russia in other states including Ohio, Wisconsin, Washington and California.
Others did stay in Russia and it is estimated that perhaps two million of German ethnic origin remain in the former USSR today.
Enjoy our website
You will find links to various pages on the left side but also note the links at the bottom of each page. There are more links listed at the bottom taking you to other locations on this site.
The best way to navigate this website is to use the column on the upper left side of this home page to navigate this site. There are other important links including: The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia and the Germans from Russia Heritage Society. This North Star Chapter is affiliated with both societies and our membership supports at least one of these societies.
Critically Important Links :
Direct Link to Upcoming events: Upcoming Events
- National Societies
- Other Sites of Interest
- http://www.blackseagr.org/ is a direct link the the an independent Virtual Group specifically for Black Sea Heritage