Chortitza Colony Wikipedia article on Chortitza, the first Prussian Mennonite Colony in South Russia (Ukraine) established in 1789. The great-great-great-grandfather of Jakob's wife was born there in 1819.
DEU-SCHLESIEN Mailing List RootsWeb - A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Schlesien/Silesia region of Germany. Modern Silesia is in Poland, The Czech Republic and Germany.
Germans From Russia Heritage Collection North Dakota State University Website featuring history, culture, library, research, photos old German script translations, and organized trips back to the homeland Ukraine and Germany.
Germans From Russia Heritage Society The Society functions as a non-profit, non-denominational, non-political organization, incorporated under the laws of the State of North Dakota.