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The Germans from Russia Settlement Location map above was created by Dennis Bender, Mel Bender, Peggy (Krause) Hansen, Elaine (Becker) Morrison, and Sandy (Schilling) Payne. It includes a definitive online list of locations of German colonies established in the Russian Empire. The map above includes the following regions: Austria Black Sea Belowsch, Don Cossacks, Saint Petersburg, Ural, Volga and Volhynia.


If you know the area your ancestor settled in you might want go to straight to that map:  


Beresan colonies

Bessarabian colonies

Bukovina colonies

Caucasus colonies

 Chortiza colonies

Crimean colonies

Dobrudscha colonies

Early Black Sea colonies

Galizien colonies

Gl├╝ckstal colonies

Hoffnungstal colonies

Kherson colonies

Kronau colonies

Kutschurgan colonies

Liebental colonies (also known as Grossliebental colonies)

Mariupol colonies

Molotschna colonies

Prischib colonies

Samara colonies

Swedish colonies

Taurien colonies

Yekaterinoslav colonies

Zagradovka colonies


View a short tutorial on how to search the Google Interactive maps here.


The maps in our online collection are from printed maps, documents or atlases which are public domain or for which the Black Sea German Research Group has secured permission for use.  The maps in this collection are to be used for private, personal, genealogical purposes only. Commercial use is prohibited. If you have a map you would like to share freely please email