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Cultural Groups[edit | edit source]

Learn the history of the ethnic, racial, and religious groups of your ancestors. The background of these groups often reveals clues about where they originated, why they moved, and where they settled. Their stories also add depth and richness to your family history.

African American[edit | edit source]

Indigneous Peoples[edit | edit source]

Germans from Russia[edit | edit source]

  • 1872-1873 Several groups emigrate from the Odessa area to Nebraska and the Dakotas. Scouts from other Black Sea colonies and the Volga colonies investigate opportunities in America.
  • 1874 The Imperial Russian government amends the 1871 decree and institutes compulsory military conscription of German colonists immediately.
  • 1874-1914 Thousands of German colonists emigrate from Russia to North and South America.

For more information see American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.

Swedish[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

See also United States Cultural Groups for additional resources.

Other records and histories of ethnic, racial, and religious groups in Nebraska are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under: