Central Oklahoma Chapter


The purpose of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia is to bring together people interested in the history of Germans from Russia. Through a better understanding of Germans from Russia, we will promote a better appreciation of their history and the preservation of their culture through their descendants.


 Check out the latest newsletter: November 2015 - click on newsletter on the left and read all about upcoming events and those that have occurred in the last few months.    

2016 Schedule of Events

Programs this year will have an emphasis on “Family History” and to understand the value of Family Heritage.   Our German Russian cultural heritage is rich with stories of our people, places, and events.  The programs will engage our families in a better understanding of the German Russian Heritage.  It is our hope that grandparents can connect to and bless their descendants’ lives by passing on their family’s history. 

The new meeting schedule using Saturdays will, hopefully, encourage new members, as well as, make it easier for those driving a distance and/or those having difficulty driving at night to attend more meetings. 

February 6     10:00-7:00 Corn Bible Academy – German Feast and Auction, Corn Oklahoma

February 13    10:00 - 12:30  History Center - Vital Records               

March     19    12:30 – 2:00  Fountains at Canterbury Retirement Center- Kaffeeklatsch - speaking German

April       16    12:30 – 3:00 Our Lord’s Lutheran Church - Founders Day Potluck Dinner - German Russian History of Quilting

May       14     10:30 - whenever -  Oklahoma History Center - Research Only—No speaker

May       21     12:30 – 2:00 Place to be announced  - Annual Picnic - games

June        No meeting                 


August    All State Meeting in Corn, Oklahoma -  Plans Forthcoming

February 6, 10:00-7:00 Corn Bible Academy – German Feast and Auction, Corn Oklahoma

This event is not by our chapter but is an event where you can enjoy some of the ethnic/cultural foods that our ancestors used to make when in the Ukraine. Some of the foods are only of Mennonite heritage but some are also of Lutheran, Catholic, and other groups that settled in Russia in the late 1700’s. So if you want to make a day’s trek to rural Corn, OK, you can enjoy the cultural food either at noon or evening or both. The auction will include handmade quilts and many other items. Check the website of www.cornbible.org or call 580-343-2262 for more details.

February 13, 10:00 Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, OKC - R esearching Vital Records and how to prove birth, marriage, and death when actual certificates can’t be found.

Debra Spindle, PhD, MLIS Oklahoma History Center Librarian will present the program Researching to find your German Russian Family Vital Records for the February 13 meeting of the Central Oklahoma Chapter of Germans from Russia.  Also, Patricia K. Jones, MLIS Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division will share how to preserve Certificates of Vital Records AND report on our chapters resources becoming a part of the Oklahoma History Center’s collection.  The genealogy meetings are geared toward everyone…from those who have very little done on your family history to those who have been working on theirs for years.  Genealogy is an important component of our chapter and AHSGR’S mission.  Come and enjoy being with your friends.

Schedule as follows:
10:00—10:30 Social
10:30—12:15 Speakers
12:15—1:15 Lunch at Winnie Mae Café at History Center
 1:15—Tour of reserved resources-and Research –using vital records and/or Ancestral Chart and Family Group Sheet.  Please bring your family chart or family tree, or other family information.  Also, if you have certificates and want personal guidance in how to preserve them.

For more information, go to www.facebook.com  Central Oklahoma Chapter of Germans from Russia or contact Anna Thompson, 405-306-4434.

        Board Members

Chapter President
LaDonna Hunt

 1st Vice President
Anna Thompson gus.anna@yahoo.com

2nd Vice President
Karlene Grosz (405) 341-1098

Recording Secretary
Howard Foote

Dr. Phil Brian

    Standing Committes

Pat Sauer (405) 373-3363 patricia.sauer.1@gmail.com

Delbert Amen (405)751-9029 delbertamen@cox.net

Newsletter Editor
Terri Moorman


Harold Penner 


Web Admin
Terri Moorman

Genealogy Research
Anna Thompson


Additional Committees

Corresponding Secretary
Mary Mushrush marymushrush@cox.net

Rev. Clifford Koehn          (405) 884-2705  cekoehn@pldi.net

Cookbook Project
Freddie Baker (405) 433-2778