The Volga Germans

Immigrants in the land of their birth

Gen Tales is a series dedicated to stories and discoveries from my genealogical research. Some are excerpted from my book, “My Lineage from the Roots Up”, vol. 1 and 2.

Map of the Volga region
Map of the Volga region

The Volga Germans (sometimes called Saratov Germans) lived in settlements founded in the Volga River Valley of Russia, where more than 30,000 German Lutherans took up residence…