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.
FEEFHS Map Library FEEFHS The Foundation for East European Family History Studies has a large collection of maps.
German American Wikipedia article on German American history, immigration and culture.
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.
Glückstal Colonies Research Association A non-profit organization researching family histories of the German colonists living in the Black Sea colonies of Glückstal, Neudorf, Bergdorf and Kassel.
GRANDMA Online (Grandma's Window) California Mennonite Historical Society database of 1,000,000 plus individuals, most of whose ancestry is traceable to Mennonite communities in Prussia (now Poland) and South Russia (now Ukraine). $
JewishGen-ealogy by Genetics With our Genealogy by Genetics partner, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), JewishGen leads the way and takes Jewish genealogy into the new millennium.
Kartenmeister Translates names in this database in Eastprussia (including Memel), Westprussia, Brandenburg, Posen, Pomerania, and Silesia. It currently lists most towns or points, points being: Mills, some bridges, battlefields, named trees, cenotaphs etc.
Menno Tree The best way to search Mennonite genealogy. This site connects you with historical records for Mennonites of Russian/Prussian and Swiss ancestry.
Mennonite Genealogy Website Genealogical information for Canada, Latin America, Poland, Prussia, Russia, and The United States, plus surname research
Mennonite Ship List 1872-1904 - Arrivals by Surname List of passengers alphabetical by surname, listing name, gender,estimated birth dates, age, occupation, and ship name of German Mennonites from South Russia sailing to the United States. Compiled by Jay M. Hubert.
Molotschna Colony Wikipedia article on Molotschna, the largest Prussian Mennonite Colony, established in 1804. The great-grandfather of Jakob's wife was born there in 1867.