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The following items are available for purchase directly from the Glückstal Colonies Research Association. See the the full list of GCRA Publications along with where you can purchase them on the Publications page

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GCRA Newsletter digital archive

GCRA Member price $81


Non-member price $141

NEW! Glückstal Colonies Research Association Newsletter Collection, Vol. 1-33

Date: 2021

Editors: Margaret Freeman; Carolyn Wheeler; Velma Jesser; Homer Rudolf; Lynn Fauth, Ph.D.; and Bob Schauer.

Publisher: Glückstal Colonies Research Association, Frisco, Texas

Format: PDF digital archive on USB flash drive.

Price: $81 for members, $141 for non-members. Price includes shipping in the U.S. only.  

For international orders, please contact us for shipping costs.


The Glückstal Colonies Research Association Newsletter has been published twice a year since 1987. Within this 33-volume, 66-issue digital archive, there is a wealth of information about your Glückstal Colonies ancestors in these past newsletters, including history, family stories, photos, and documented points of origins. Each issue has been digitized and converted into searchable PDF format and put on a convenient USB flash drive. Years covered are 1987-2020.

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Points-of-Origin

Date: 2015

Author/Editor: Margaret Freeman and Gwen Pritzkau. Revised, Edited and Expanded by Thomas A. Stangl. 

Publisher: Glückstal Colonies Research Association, Frisco, Texas

Format: Thumb drive or DVD


This updated Points-of-Origin is a list of authenticated origins of people living in the Glückstal Colonies. It is the result of several decades of continuing research, collecting, and refining information. Points-of-Origin was originally published in 2004 on the CD-ROM, Disc #1, which accompanied the book The Glückstalers in New Russia and North America. They were republished in 2008 on the DVD which accompanied the book The Glückstalers in New Russia, the Soviet Union, and North America. These 2008 records have been extensively revised by the Editor based on new information obtained after 2004 and 2008. New records have bee added for surnames not in the 2004 and 2008 files. Included is a 2070 page searchable document in addition to over 100 images of passports, and more. 

Quantities of this item is limited and only available from the Glückstal Colonies Research Association. Contact Duane Stabler for availability and cost. 



Sophie's Grandma ($25)


Date: 2017

Author/Editor: Barbara (Geiger) Horn. Illustrated by Heidi Spring. 

Publisher: Glückstal Colonies Research Association, Bookmobile Craft Digital, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Format: Hardcover

Price: $25, includes free U.S. shipping. For international orders, contact us for shipping costs.


Sophie, as anthropomorphized by a little bear, is introduced to her ancestral heritage by her grandmother. Sophie’s grandparents and great-grandparents came to the United States from German colonies established in South Russia.Young readers and listeners of similar heritage will appreciate learning about this sweep of history during the 19th and 20th centuries.







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A donation to the Glückstal Colonies Research Association will help with ongoing research and documentation of the Glückstal colonies. This includes coordination the efforts of individuals researching descendants of the Glückstal colonies and locating, gathering, and organizing access all sources pertaining to researching descendants of the Glückstal, Neudorf, Bergdorf, Kassel, and their daughter colonies. 


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