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.


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2017 Schedule of Events

Please note:  Most meetings are held on 3rd Sat. of each month. 
                  Regular Meeting Place:  Our Lord’s Lutheran Church
                  12:30-Social  1:00-2:15  Program Refreshments: 
Bring a snack, drinks and service items will be furnished

“Our German Russian Heritage     
                           connecting families
                                  generation to generation

June-August                 Summer Family Fun – No meetings

November   18         Genealogy with focus on Technology
                                “Beginning DNA”!
                                 Oklahoma History Center

We will host a program on Finding Your Ancestry with DNA on Saturday, November 18, 2017.   It will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in the State Capitol Complex, OKC.  The meeting will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located in the Research Center on the first floor    Those with German Russian Heritage are welcome:  Cost for the workshop is $10.00 for non-members and No Cost for members of the Chapter.  Please join us in the morning from 10:30-12:00 for the workshop, then lunch at Ingrid’s Kitchen at 3701 north Youngs Blvd. (NE 36th & Youngs) OKC.   Those interested in doing family genealogy and research, will reconvene back at the Oklahoma History Center.  Staff will be available for help with your research. 

Debra Spindle, Reference Librarian at the Oklahoma History Center, will provide information on “How do you decide which test you take once you’ve decided to take a DNA test.”  This class will present introductory materials about the autosomal, the y-test, and the mitochondrial tests.  We will also discuss the main characteristics of the three recommended companies for personal DNA testing.  There will be further information on how to use your DNA results to connect to your family genealogy.  For membership in The Central Oklahoma Chapter of Germans from Russia and for more information contact Anna Thompson (405) 306-4434 or LaDonna Hunt (405) 245-0175.

December       2          Christmas Family Dinner - Sharing Family                                                    traditions "Yesteryear - Today"

        Board Members

Chapter President
LaDonna Hunt

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

2nd Vice President
Rick Huebert

Recording Secretary
Harriett Wahler

Dr. Phil Brian

  Standing Committes

Harriett Wahler 


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

Newsletter Editor
Terri Moorman


Harold Penner 


Web Admins & Technology
Terri Moorman

Howard Foote hfoote@cox.net

Genealogy Research
Anna Thompson


Additional Committees

Corresponding Secretary
Mary Mushrush marymushrush@cox.net


Cookbook Project
Freddie Baker (405) 433-2778