Package 1: “Family Pedigree Chart”
This package includes the research and compilation of a family pedigree chart of one ancestor’s maternal or paternal family line. Each generation will consist of only two individuals (father and mother). This line will be traced back as far as possible. If you wish to include more than one line, it can be negotiated.
Upon completion of the project you will receive a detailed report of the research, including citations, a pedigree chart, an individualized map showing where your ancestors have lived, as well as suggestions for possible future research. By request, we can also provide copies or transcripts of documents (e.g. birth/death certificate, marriage license). Additional costs may apply. The total research time for this package is 15 hours at the standard hourly rate ($30.00 USD or $35.00 CAD). Accepted payment methods are Interac, cheque or PayPal.
Package 2: “Family History Research”
With this package, you will receive everything from Package 1 and will additionally receive a short family history for each generation, containing additional information such as details on their occupations; their lives; and political and historical circumstances they may have lived under. The total research time for this package is 40 hours at the standard hourly rate ($30.00 USD or $35.00 CAD). Accepted payment methods are Interac, cheque or PayPal.
Package 3: “Germans from Russia (GFR) Genealogy Course for New Researchers”
This package is a one-on-one online course for individuals interested in researching their German-Russian ancestry, but are unsure about how and where to start. The 2 hour course is offered via an online Skype session, where the following content will be covered:
Introduction to Genealogy and GR Genealogy (10 minutes)
Before your research: Developing a strategy (25 minutes)
GR websites/GR Genealogy online databases (15 minutes)
Successful online research on your ancestors (20 minutes)
Introduction to “offline” research sources (20 minutes)
How to properly cite genealogy sources, including copyright (15 minutes)
Roundup and questions (15 minutes)
The course material will be provided to you upon completion of the course. The total cost is $200 USD or $250 CAD, where a 50% of the fee is due prior to the beginning of the course. Accepted payment methods are Interac, cheque or PayPal.
www.odessa3.org – A classic starter website for anyone interested in GR Genealogy with a wealth of data (e.g., birth and death records, cemetery records, ship lists, etc.). The website focuses on Black Sea Germans
http://www.blackseagr.org/ - A volunteer-run website on Black Sea German family research and Genealogy with over 2 million names in their database. Highly recommended.
http://www.grhs.org/ - Website of the "Germans from Russia Heritage Society", Bismarck, ND. Very informative website, with access to an archive of records (members only). They also have established research groups of the different regions where Germans from Russia used to live.
www.ahsgr.org – “American Historical Society of Germans from Russia”, Lincoln, Nebraska. This website from the other GFR society in the US heartland focuses on Volga German ancestry and family research. Their membership gives access to a lot of records.
http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/ - A very informative website of the Center for Volga German studies at Concordia University in Portland, OR. This site focuses solely on Volga German family research and Genealogy in Russia, North- and South America.