Edmonton and Area chapter of American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Canada

Oldenburgische Gesellschaft für Familienkunde e.V.


Our diverse and fantastic community hail from all over the world! And I do mean all over the world. The map above provided by germansfromrussiasettlementlocations.org shows the originating villages founded in the then Russian lands.

​ The majority of the organizations that represent this diverse community are history, culture, and genealogy driven. Each group listed in the links area are each unique and cover a slightly different section of the community. 

 For the most basic description, we are the descendants of the people invited Catherine the Great or are the (maybe previously) German-speaking descendants that were displaced by major historical events.

Contact Information:

Website: www.german-russians.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GFRAlberta
Twitter/X: twitter.com/GFR_Alberta
Email: info@germans-russians.com

GR Heritage Collection at NDSU: library.ndsu.edu/grhc/

Mailing Address:

10014 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W8, Canada

Contact language:  English


Genealogical Society


To discover, collect, preserve and share the history, cultural heritage and genealogical legacy of settlers of predominantly Germanic heritage, who settled in the Russian Empire from 1763 through the 1800s.


We do not offfer memberships are fees are based on an event by event basis.

Membership Benefits:

This website is and was created to help, educate and support the development of genealogical research advancement. We support all genealogical experiences. We support those with harder-to-find family members throughout the world with a more specific focus on Eastern European ancestry, American and Canadian- as the descendants of those asked by the Catherine the Great edicts into (at that time) Russian Land. This land is now many other countries.

We do not offfer memberships are fees are based on an event by event basis.