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Anne Roesch Larson Collection

This collection was donated by the Roesch family, whose ancestors came to the United States from Russia in 1898 and settled near Roscoe, S.D. The collection includes many letters from family back in Russia, as well as German books, photographs...

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Prairies Magazine Archive

Prairies Magazine was a periodical published in Ashley, ND by The Ashley Tribune which focused on life in German-Russian communities throughout North and South Dakota. It has been digitized as a collaborative project between NSU and the Germans from Russia...

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Eureka/McPherson Co. Pioneer Museum

Eureka and McPherson County, South Dakota has long been home to a thriving Germans from Russia population. The Germans from Russia Cultural Center teamed up with the McPherson County Pioneer Museum to scan an archive a vast collection of photos...

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Germans from Russia Obituaries

We've scanned and archived over 3,000 obituaries from communities in South Dakota with strong German from Russia ties. You can visit the archive site to view and search.

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Settling South Dakota

Del Beck of Rapid City, SD describes his grandather's journey from Yankton to McPherson County and the settlement of that area.

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Homesteading the Old Country

Shirley Bloemendaal of Rapid City, South Dakota tells of her Grandfather who attempted to homestead in Siberia shortly before immigrating to the United States.

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Ochsner Family Collection

Jakob (Jacob) Petrovich Ochsner and his wife Klara (Clara nee Irmschler) and their grown children, Arnold, Frederick, Victor, Lucia, and Eugene, were forced to leave Ukraine in 1920 to escape arrest and persecution during the upheaval of the Communist Revolution...

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Anne Roesch Larson Collection

This collection was donated by the Roesch family, whose ancestors came to the United States from Russia in 1898 and settled near Roscoe, S.D. The collection includes many letters from family back in Russia, as well as German books, photographs...

Learn More

Prairies Magazine Archive

Prairies Magazine was a periodical published in Ashley, ND by The Ashley Tribune which focused on life in German-Russian communities throughout North and South Dakota. It has been digitized as a collaborative project between NSU and the Germans from Russia...

Learn More

Eureka/McPherson Co. Pioneer Museum

Eureka and McPherson County, South Dakota has long been home to a thriving Germans from Russia population. The Germans from Russia Cultural Center teamed up with the McPherson County Pioneer Museum to scan an archive a vast collection of photos...

Learn More

Germans from Russia Obituaries

We've scanned and archived over 3,000 obituaries from communities in South Dakota with strong German from Russia ties. You can visit the archive site to view and search.

Learn More

Settling South Dakota

Del Beck of Rapid City, SD describes his grandather's journey from Yankton to McPherson County and the settlement of that area.

Learn More

Homesteading the Old Country

Shirley Bloemendaal of Rapid City, South Dakota tells of her Grandfather who attempted to homestead in Siberia shortly before immigrating to the United States.

Learn More

Ochsner Family Collection

Jakob (Jacob) Petrovich Ochsner and his wife Klara (Clara nee Irmschler) and their grown children, Arnold, Frederick, Victor, Lucia, and Eugene, were forced to leave Ukraine in 1920 to escape arrest and persecution during the upheaval of the Communist Revolution...

Learn More