Local events

44th Annual Convention of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society

July 23-27. Activities include a tour of the local area, full access to the GRHS bookstore and workshops on history, genealogy, and culture of the Germans from Russia. Among the topics are history, Palouse wheat farming, using DNA, German cooking workshops and making “schnapps,” using computers for research, genealogy books, and presentations about areas of the Black Sea Germans as well as the Volga Germans. This year we also celebrate the 250th anniversary of the first German colony- Dobrinka in Russia. Register at http://www.grhs.org/chapters/westcoast/inland/html/what_s_new.html or call 701-223-6167 to have forms mailed to you.