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Subject: Re: [GV] GER-VOLGA Digest, Vol 4, Issue 85
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 15:01:18 EST
In a message dated 2/28/09 8:07:22 AM, Hugh
> All of the so-called Historical Societies have missed the boat. Their
> stated aims?are to collect and preserve data on GR heritage but in reality they
> are all only "social clubs."?Were any of the Societies into serious collection
> and preservation of data they would long ago have?gathered all the data from
> Russian Archives. Didn't happen, and will not happen in the future.
You are right on!
AHSGR has an extensive PAF database but it can be used only if you drive to
Lincoln or go to a convention. What a waste of time and effort! I have
suggested that the AHSGR PAF file be made available for free to SOAR + members,
but so far nothing has been done to make this happen. They will have to debate
the whole idea for a couple of years. Then it will take another couple of
years for it to be put into action.
Such is life with these "social" clubs who wonder why the younger generation
is not interested and membership is declining.
Dr. Ruth Schultz,
Life Member of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR)
Researching surnames: Blum, Frueauf, Weitzel & Scheidemann from Norka
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