Collection of Genealogical Research on Germans from Russia in Northern Colorado
Scope and Contents
The Collection of Genealogical Research on Germans from Russia in Northern Colorado consists of documents dated 1900 to 2013, with the bulk falling from 1970 to 1999. The collection consists of obituaries and other genealogical information on Germans from Russia who settled in Larimer, Weld, Morgan, and Logan counties in northeastern Colorado, various counties in Nebraska and Kansas, and the Portland, Oregon area.
The bulk of the materials consists of copied or clipped obituaries pasted to index cards and filed alphabetically by last name. These cards are an extensive record of Russian German immigrants in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oregon. There are also photocopies of Colorado church records from churches historically founded by Russian Germans, as well as photocopies and printouts of census records, family histories, passenger lists, obituaries, birth, death, and marriage records, and regional histories on areas of Russia settled by Germans.
- Creation: 1900-2013
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1970-1999
- Hayes, Elizabeth (Person)
Restrictions on Access
Some files in Series 7 contain Social Security numbers and are restricted until reviewed by staff. There are no other access restrictions on this collection.
Restrictions on Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
Elizabeth Hayes is a descendant of the Kahler's, Germans who settled in Norka, Russia, and later immigrated to Colorado. She is a member of the American Society of Germans from Russia, Denver metro chapter, and the First Congregational Church of Loveland.
20 linear feet (13 record cartons, 1 document case, 1 flat folder)
Language of Materials
The Collection of Genealogical Research on Germans from Russia in Northern Colorado focuses on families who immigrated from Russia to northeastern Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and the Portland, Oregon, area and consists of census records, family histories, passenger lists, obituaries, birth, death, and marriage records, and regional histories on areas of Russia settled by Germans.
The collection consists of 7 series in 13 record cartons, 1 document case, and 1 flat folder:
Series 1: Obituaries and genealogical information, 1920s-2010s
Series 2: Kirchenbote and The Christian Messenger obituaries, 1937, 1943, 1947-1964, 1994 and undated
Series 3: Passenger lists, 1988 and 1999
Series 4: Census records, 2005, 2010 and undated
Series 5: Regional and family histories, 1931-1944, 1977-2013 and undated
Series 6: Church records, 1900-2000 and undated
Series 7: Cemetery and funeral records, 1906-1996
The Collection of Genealogical Research on Germans from Russia in Northern Colorado was donated by Elizabeth Hayes in November 2014.
Most published materials by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) were removed from the collection and added to Special Collections.
Processing was completed in January 2015. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes, and duplicate copies and publications were weeded.
- Guide to the Collection of Genealogical Research on Germans from Russia in Northern Colorado
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Karen Spilman
- Copyright 2015
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA