RESEARCHING & RECORDING the
HISTORY of the GERMANS FROM RUSSIA
and the GERMAN-RUSSIAN VOLGA COLONIES
How and why my ancestors emigrated first to the Volga River Colonies, and then 140 years later, to Fresno, California were important questions that I needed answers to.
Why move at all? Karl Stumpp wrote in his book "Emigration from Germany to Russia from 1763 to 1862": "There was never a single reason for emigration. Several reasons always came together with one dominating in one area and another elsewhere."
So why did they leave Germany? You have to look at all the reasons: WAR, TAXATION, ECONOMIC STABILITY, POPULATION GROWTH & INHERITANCE, RELIGION, GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER, and SKILLFUL PROPAGANDA.
So why did they leave the Volga River and Russia? The many answers are in both of my books listed below.
For more information see my first book
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