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  RESEARCHING & RECORDING the  

HISTORY of the GERMANS FROM RUSSIA

  and the GERMAN-RUSSIAN VOLGA COLONIES

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VOLGA COLONY LIFE

The lives of the German-Russian Volga Colonists were unbelievably harsh and difficult.  How did they survive and prosper?

One of the reasons that they survived may have been their strong belief in Family and Tradition. The tradition of generations of families living together in one place in extended families was very important in the German-Russian Volga Colonies. There was always plenty of work to be done, but there were always many willing people to do it. There was a strict division of what labor was appropriate and expected for men and women. The men worried about the agriculture and the cattle breeding. The women concerned themselves with the house, kitchen, cellar, garden and the education of the children. However, when the crops came in and it was time to harvest, the call was "all hands to the fields."

For more information see my first book

ORIGINS & ANCESTORS FAMILY KARLE & KAISER OF THE GERMAN-RUSSIAN VOLGA COLONIES

 

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