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BESS-GR: Bessarabian Germans from Russia Heritage Electronic Discussion Group

An electronic mail list for subscribers who are interested in Germans from Russia research and family research oriented specifically to Bessarabia today primarily in Ukraine with some villages in Moldova.


BESS-GR provides another means of discussion and communication for person interested specifically in Bessarabian Germans from Russia research. The focus is on the German villages in Bessarabia. The purpose is to share historical, surname, cultural and other information on these colonies and to help people whose ancestors lived in the colonies find information and sources, the colonies, and the colonists.

Guidelines for sending messages:

  • The BESS-GR, self-moderated, open-subscription electronic mail list provides a means of communication for persons interested in the genealogy, history, culture, and folklore of the Germans from Russia.
  • Subscribers are expected to use restraint when replying, avoiding unsupported critical statements, unacceptable language, non-related information, and attacks on individuals.
  • When you wish to subscribe or unsubscribe at this mail list, please follow instructions at How to subscribe and at Other information. A message requesting to subscribe or unsubscribe should not be sent to the complete mail list! If you have difficulty to subscribe or unsubscribe, send a direct e-mail message to: Michael.Miller@ndsu.edu
  • Follow the instructions at Other information to temporarily unsubscribe from the mail list. Please do not use your "auto reply" at the mail lists when you temporarily unsubscribe or are on vacation.
  • Please send any e-mail messages to the mail list only in plain text form. Do not send messages in HTML which creates problems for the Archives of the mail list.

--- Michael M. Miller, BESS-GR listserve moderator

Features:

  • Open subscription
  • Self-moderated
  • Archived

Possible topics of discussion:

  • Bessarabian family history
  • Bessarabian village & parish histories
  • Bessarabian oriented news from the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR, Lincoln, Nebraska)
  • Bessarabian oriented news from the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS, Bismarck, North Dakota)
  • Bessarabian oriented news from the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection (North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo, North Dakota)
  • New book announcements and reviews
  • Bessarabian oriented news from Canada, United States, Germany and the former Soviet Union
  • Bessarabian oriented workshops, newsletters, seminars, conferences, and tours
  • Anything that concerns Bessarabian Germans. research

What you need:

  • Computer
  • Modem
  • Communications software
  • E-mail access

How to subscribe:

  1. Send an e-mail message to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
  2. Send one line of text in the message section which reads: SUBSCRIBE BESS-GR [YOUR FIRST NAME] [YOUR LAST NAME] (For example: SUBSCRIBE BESS-GR KATRINA SCHWARTZ)
  3. A welcome message and instructions will be sent to your e-mail address.

Other information:

  • The list server address to use for list commands is LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
  • The posting address for messages to the entire list is BESS-GR@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
  • To leave the list (unsubscribe) send e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU with the following command in the body of the e-mail: SIGNOFF BESS-GR
  • To suspend mail temporarily without unsubscribing send e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU with the following command in the body of the e-mail: SET BESS-GR NOMAIL
  • To resume receiving messages send e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU with the following command in the body of the e-mail: SET BESS-GR MAIL

For further information contact:

    Michael M. Miller, Bibliographer
    Germans from Russia Heritage Collection
    North Dakota State University Libraries
    PO Box 5599
    12 Ave N & Albrecht Blvd
    Fargo ND 58105-5599
    Phone: 701-231-8416
    Fax: 701-231-7138
    Internet: Michael.Miller@ndsu.edu
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North Dakota State University Libraries
Germans from Russia Heritage Collection
Libraries
NDSU Dept #2080
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Tel: 701-231-8416
Fax: 701-231-6128
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Director: Michael M. Miller
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