There are many resources available online to help researchers locate their ancestor's German colony.
'''German Russian Village List:''' The list, last updated February 2012 (original list was created in 1999), includes the name of the village and the region and/or district. It may also include information regarding the parish, foundation year, prominent religions, longitude/latitude coordinates, alternate names or references to other useful sources. 2012 German Russian Village List [http://www.blackseagr.org/pdfs/village_list.pdf here]. 1999 German Russian Village [http://www.odessa3.org/collections/refs/link/villhelp.txt here].
'''Germans from Russia Settlement Locations and Current Name(s):''' This list provides village names and/or alternate names, period jurisdictions as well as current names and modern jurisdictions. Latitude and longitude coordinates are also included. Access the list [https://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/history_culture/maps_villages/GermansfromRussiaSettlements1.pdf here].