North Star Chapter of Minnesota
The North Star Chapter of Minnesota (organized in 1979) is a local chapter affiliated with AHSGR and GRHS (websites for each of these groups are available in the links section of this site). The chapter is approximately 100 family members in the Twin Cities area with most of the German areas in Russia represented. The Black Sea, Bessarabia, Crimea, Caucasus, Volga etc. The chapter meets regularly during the year but breaks during the summer when other activities seem to draw the membership in many directions. The chapter often has speakers on various topics of interest to the German Russian community as well as genealogy workshops and typically, banquets or potluck gatherings perhaps twice per year. In all, about 6 meetings. The chapter publishes a newsletter which is paid for by the dues that are required annually. Membership to AHSGR or GRHS is required to join the group and to receive the newsletter via US postal mail. We also have a library of books which can be viewed at the regular meetings or genealogy workshops and we have the AHSGR Journal and GRHS Heritage Review. In this website you'll find links of interest. "click" on the links within the paragraph below to take you to the subject of interest or click on the link to the left to take you to many of the same pages. Note that these links will be visible from many of the other web pages also to allow you to navigate through the website with ease.