The links provided on this page offer more insightful journeys into the lives and times of people of the period:
American University of Central Asia – is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition that develops enlightened and impassioned leaders for the democratic transformation of Central Asia.
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia – is an important resource for anyone seeking knowledge of the German ancestors who migrated to Russia.
Ness County, Kansas – is of particular interest to the author of the website as that is where his ancestors eventually settled.
History of Dresden and Saxony – from the Library of Congress. Includes a history of Dresden.
MERKEL – MERKEL was an Evangelical Lutheran German colony founded where the Karamysh river converged with the Makarovka brook in the Don and Volga river basins. Gottlieb Margheim was one of the original 36 settling families.
Russian Demographics – All the facts about Russia as written the the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia