Welcome to the joint website for the ancestral villages of Frank and Kolb, neighboring villages located near the Volga River in Saratov Province, Russia.
The purpose of this website is to help facilitate the following mission statement of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR):
"An international organization dedicated to the discovery, collection, preservation, and dissemination of information related to the history, cultural heritage and genealogy of Germanic Settlers in the Russian Empire and their descendants."
It has been decided that the website be a joint site broken into 3 distinct sections. The 'main' section containing information common to both villages and genealogy in general, and the 'Frank' and 'Kolb' sections with information pertaining to each individual village respectively.
We hope that you will find this an informative and useful site and maybe even find a missing cousin or two.
If you are not a member or have been thinking of becoming one and have just been putting it off, we encourage you to check out your local chapter and join AHSGR. If there are no local chapters in your area you can always join AHSGR International, headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. By joining the society you have valuable resources at your disposal not to mention the contacts you can make with other researchers. We are generally a very helpful group of people more than willing to share our knowledge, experience, and information with those interested in researching their family genealogy.