Cemetery Headstones: Unveiling Tales Long Forgotten

The following excerpt is taken from a book called A Personal County, written by A.C. Greene. Greene was originally from Abilene, Texas and lived from November 4, 1923 to April 5, 2002. He is remembered as a memoirist, fiction writer, historian, poet, and influential book critic in Dallas. “The men who subdued West Texas are […]


FamilySearch Website Revolutionizes Genealogical Research, Unlocking Ancestral Discoveries

In the digital age, tracing one’s roots and unraveling the mysteries of ancestral lineage have become increasingly accessible and fascinating endeavors. One platform that has emerged as an invaluable resource for genealogical research is the FamilySearch website. Boasting a vast collection of historical records, collaborative features, and user-friendly tools, FamilySearch has revolutionized the field, empowering […]


Who was Catherine the Great?

Catherine the Great, born Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, was a monarch who ruled as Empress of Russia from 1762 until her death in 1796. She was born on May 2, 1729, in Stettin, Prussia (now Szczecin, Poland) and died on November 17, 1796, in Tsarskoye Selo, Russia (now Pushkin). Catherine the Great came to […]


Volga Germans in the USA: A Vibrant Community Preserving Their Cultural Heritage

In a quiet corner of the United States, a remarkable community has thrived, quietly preserving its rich cultural heritage while contributing to the tapestry of American society. The Volga Germans, descendants of German settlers along the Volga River in Russia, have forged a unique identity in the USA, blending their ancestral roots with the spirit […]


Arrival of Volga Germans in Brazil

The Volga Germans were ethnic Germans who settled in the Volga River region of Russia in the 18th century. However, due to various factors, many Volga Germans left Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some of them migrated to Brazil, particularly to the southern states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa […]

German celebration in Argentina

How did Volga Germans Get to Argentina?

The migration of Volga Germans to Argentina occurred in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Following a series of economic and political challenges in the Volga River region of Russia, some Volga Germans sought new opportunities and better lives elsewhere. Many of them chose to emigrate to Argentina. The reasons for Volga Germans choosing […]