Mennonite
Historical
Society

of Alberta

Finding Aids

  1. Weblinks

    Comments Off on Weblinks

     

  2. Index Geography Images

    Comments Off on Index Geography Images

    Parent Directory
    WS_FTP.LOG
    berislav.jpg
    berislav_1x1.gif
    berislav_1x1t.gif
    berislav_1x2.gif
    berislav_1x2t.gif
    berislav_1x3.gif
    berislav_1x3t.gif
    berislav_1x4.gif
    berislav_1x4t.gif
    berislav_1x5.gif
    berislav_1x5t.gif
    berislav_1x6.gif
    berislav_1x6t.gif
    berislav_2x1.gif
    berislav_2x1t.gif
    berislav_2x2.gif
    berislav_2x2t.gif
    berislav_2x3.gif
    berislav_2x3t.gif
    berislav_2x4.gif
    berislav_2x4t.gif
    berislav_2x5.gif
    berislav_2x5t.gif
    berislav_2x6.gif
    berislav_2x6t.gif
    berislav_3x1.gif
    berislav_3x1t.gif
    berislav_3x2.gif
    berislav_3x2t.gif
    berislav_3x3.gif
    berislav_3x3t.gif
    berislav_3x4.gif
    berislav_3x4t.gif
    berislav_3x5.gif
    berislav_3x5t.gif
    berislav_3x6.gif
    berislav_3x6t.gif
    berislav_4x1.gif
    berislav_4x1t.gif
    berislav_4x2.gif
    berislav_4x2t.gif
    berislav_4x3.gif
    berislav_4x3t.gif
    berislav_4x4.gif
    berislav_4x4t.gif
    berislav_4x5.gif
    berislav_4x5t.gif
    berislav_4x6.gif
    berislav_4x6t.gif
    berislav_60percent.jpg
    danzig.jpg
    danzig_1x1.gif
    danzig_1x1t.gif
    danzig_1x2.gif
    danzig_1x2t.gif
    danzig_1x3.gif
    danzig_1x3t.gif
    danzig_1x4.gif
    danzig_1x4t.gif
    danzig_1x5.gif
    danzig_1x5t.gif
    danzig_1x6.gif
    danzig_1x6t.gif
    danzig_1x7.gif
    danzig_1x7t.gif
    danzig_2x1.gif
    danzig_2x1t.gif
    danzig_2x2.gif
    danzig_2x2t.gif
    danzig_2x3.gif
    danzig_2x3t.gif
    danzig_2x4.gif
    danzig_2x4t.gif
    danzig_2x5.gif
    danzig_2x5t.gif
    danzig_2x6.gif
    danzig_2x6t.gif
    danzig_2x7.gif
    danzig_2x7t.gif
    danzig_3x1.gif
    danzig_3x1t.gif
    danzig_3x2.gif
    danzig_3x2t.gif
    danzig_3x3.gif
    danzig_3x3t.gif
    danzig_3x4.gif
    danzig_3x4t.gif
    danzig_3x5.gif
    danzig_3x5t.gif
    danzig_3x6.gif
    danzig_3x6t.gif
    danzig_3x7.gif
    danzig_3x7t.gif
    danzig_4x1.gif
    danzig_4x1t.gif
    danzig_4x2.gif
    danzig_4x2t.gif
    danzig_4x3.gif
    danzig_4x3t.gif
    danzig_4x4.gif
    danzig_4x4t.gif
    danzig_4x5.gif
    danzig_4x5t.gif
    danzig_4x6.gif
    danzig_4x6t.gif
    danzig_4x7.gif
    danzig_4x7t.gif
    danzig_60percent.jpg
    e_crimea.jpg
    e_crimea_1x1.gif
    e_crimea_1x1t.gif
    e_crimea_1x2.gif
    e_crimea_1x2t.gif
    e_crimea_1x3.gif
    e_crimea_1x3t.gif
    e_crimea_1x4.gif
    e_crimea_1x4t.gif
    e_crimea_1x5.gif
    e_crimea_1x5t.gif
    e_crimea_1x6.gif
    e_crimea_1x6t.gif
    e_crimea_2x1.gif
    e_crimea_2x1t.gif
    e_crimea_2x2.gif
    e_crimea_2x2t.gif
    e_crimea_2x3.gif
    e_crimea_2x3t.gif
    e_crimea_2x4.gif
    e_crimea_2x4t.gif
    e_crimea_2x5.gif
    e_crimea_2x5t.gif
    e_crimea_2x6.gif
    e_crimea_2x6t.gif
    e_crimea_3x1.gif
    e_crimea_3x1t.gif
    e_crimea_3x2.gif
    e_crimea_3x2t.gif
    e_crimea_3x3.gif
    e_crimea_3x3t.gif
    e_crimea_3x4.gif
    e_crimea_3x4t.gif
    e_crimea_3x5.gif
    e_crimea_3x5t.gif
    e_crimea_3x6.gif
    e_crimea_3x6t.gif
    e_crimea_4x1.gif
    e_crimea_4x1t.gif
    e_crimea_4x2.gif
    e_crimea_4x2t.gif
    e_crimea_4x3.gif
    e_crimea_4x3t.gif
    e_crimea_4x4.gif
    e_crimea_4x4t.gif
    e_crimea_4x5.gif
    e_crimea_4x5t.gif
    e_crimea_4x6.gif
    e_crimea_4x6t.gif
    e_crimea_60percent.jpg
    ekaterinoslav.jpg
    ekaterinoslav_1x1.gif
    ekaterinoslav_1x1t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_1x2.gif
    ekaterinoslav_1x2t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_1x3.gif
    ekaterinoslav_1x3t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_1x4.gif
    ekaterinoslav_1x4t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_1x5.gif
    ekaterinoslav_1x5t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_1x6.gif
    ekaterinoslav_1x6t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_1x7.gif
    ekaterinoslav_1x7t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_2x1.gif
    ekaterinoslav_2x1t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_2x2.gif
    ekaterinoslav_2x2t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_2x3.gif
    ekaterinoslav_2x3t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_2x4.gif
    ekaterinoslav_2x4t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_2x5.gif
    ekaterinoslav_2x5t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_2x6.gif
    ekaterinoslav_2x6t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_2x7.gif
    ekaterinoslav_2x7t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_3x1.gif
    ekaterinoslav_3x1t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_3x2.gif
    ekaterinoslav_3x2t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_3x3.gif
    ekaterinoslav_3x3t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_3x4.gif
    ekaterinoslav_3x4t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_3x5.gif
    ekaterinoslav_3x5t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_3x6.gif
    ekaterinoslav_3x6t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_3x7.gif
    ekaterinoslav_3x7t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_4x1.gif
    ekaterinoslav_4x1t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_4x2.gif
    ekaterinoslav_4x2t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_4x3.gif
    ekaterinoslav_4x3t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_4x4.gif
    ekaterinoslav_4x4t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_4x5.gif
    ekaterinoslav_4x5t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_4x6.gif
    ekaterinoslav_4x6t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_4x7.gif
    ekaterinoslav_4x7t.gif
    ekaterinoslav_60percent.jpg
    odessa.jpg
    odessa_1x1.gif
    odessa_1x1t.gif
    odessa_1x2.gif
    odessa_1x2t.gif
    odessa_1x3.gif
    odessa_1x3t.gif
    odessa_1x4.gif
    odessa_1x4t.gif
    odessa_1x5.gif
    odessa_1x5t.gif
    odessa_1x6.gif
    odessa_1x6t.gif
    odessa_1x7.gif
    odessa_1x7t.gif
    odessa_2x1.gif
    odessa_2x1t.gif
    odessa_2x2.gif
    odessa_2x2t.gif
    odessa_2x3.gif
    odessa_2x3t.gif
    odessa_2x4.gif
    odessa_2x4t.gif
    odessa_2x5.gif
    odessa_2x5t.gif
    odessa_2x6.gif
    odessa_2x6t.gif
    odessa_2x7.gif
    odessa_2x7t.gif
    odessa_3x1.gif
    odessa_3x1t.gif
    odessa_3x2.gif
    odessa_3x2t.gif
    odessa_3x3.gif
    odessa_3x3t.gif
    odessa_3x4.gif
    odessa_3x4t.gif
    odessa_3x5.gif
    odessa_3x5t.gif
    odessa_3x6.gif
    odessa_3x6t.gif
    odessa_3x7.gif
    odessa_3x7t.gif
    odessa_4x1.gif
    odessa_4x1t.gif
    odessa_4x2.gif
    odessa_4x2t.gif
    odessa_4x3.gif
    odessa_4x3t.gif
    odessa_4x4.gif
    odessa_4x4t.gif
    odessa_4x5.gif
    odessa_4x5t.gif
    odessa_4x6.gif
    odessa_4x6t.gif
    odessa_4x7.gif
    odessa_4x7t.gif
    odessa_60percent.jpg
    w_crimea.jpg
    w_crimea_1x1.gif
    w_crimea_1x1t.gif
    w_crimea_1x2.gif
    w_crimea_1x2t.gif
    w_crimea_1x3.gif
    w_crimea_1x3t.gif
    w_crimea_1x4.gif
    w_crimea_1x4t.gif
    w_crimea_1x5.gif
    w_crimea_1x5t.gif
    w_crimea_2x1.gif
    w_crimea_2x1t.gif
    w_crimea_2x2.gif
    w_crimea_2x2t.gif
    w_crimea_2x3.gif
    w_crimea_2x3t.gif
    w_crimea_2x4.gif
    w_crimea_2x4t.gif
    w_crimea_2x5.gif
    w_crimea_2x5t.gif
    w_crimea_3x1.gif
    w_crimea_3x1t.gif
    w_crimea_3x2.gif
    w_crimea_3x2t.gif
    w_crimea_3x3.gif
    w_crimea_3x3t.gif
    w_crimea_3x4.gif
    w_crimea_3x4t.gif
    w_crimea_3x5.gif
    w_crimea_3x5t.gif
    w_crimea_4x1.gif
    w_crimea_4x1t.gif
    w_crimea_4x2.gif
    w_crimea_4x2t.gif
    w_crimea_4x3.gif
    w_crimea_4x3t.gif
    w_crimea_4x4.gif
    w_crimea_4x4t.gif
    w_crimea_4x5.gif
    w_crimea_4x5t.gif
    w_crimea_5x1.gif
    w_crimea_5x1t.gif
    w_crimea_5x2.gif
    w_crimea_5x2t.gif
    w_crimea_5x3.gif
    w_crimea_5x3t.gif
    w_crimea_5x4.gif
    w_crimea_5x4t.gif
    w_crimea_5x5.gif
    w_crimea_5x5t.gif
    w_crimea_60percent.jpg

  3. Finding Aids

    Comments Off on Finding Aids

    Links below are made to portions of our website that have indexes to or additional information about the records. There generally are lots of places where you can find these kinds of records on and offline. For a comprehensive index of on and offline Mennonite genealogical sources see our companion website: mgdi.mennonitehistory.org

    Part I. Books, Periodicals & Archival Records of specific help to Family History Research

    A. Records to help identify birth details

    B. Records to help identify death details

    • Biographies
    • Cemetery Records – date of death on stone
    • Census Records – if the person appears in a family in one census and then is not in it at a later census (and can’t be presumed to have moved away)
    • Church Records – may include burial date & burial location
    • Family Histories/Genealogies
    • GRANDMA
    • Local Histories – often towards the back of the book in alphabetical order by surname

    C. Records to help identify marriage details

    D. Records to help identify immigration details

    E. Records to help identify how they spent their lives

    • Biographies – lots of Mennonites self-publish their memoirs
    • Census Records – identifies year of immigration
    • Conference Histories
    • Congregational Histories
    • Directories
    • Family Histories/Genealogies
    • Local Histories
    • Property Assessment Rolls
    • School Records
    • Service Organizations Histories

    Part II. Records we have at the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta

    A. Biographies

    • See BX 8107 Mennonite Encyclopaedia (thumbnail sketches) & online version – GAMEO
    • See BX 8141 (short biographies about a collection of people)
    • See BX 8143 (full-length book biographies about an individual or couple)
    • See Obituaries Indexes and Periodicals for Der Bote, Mennonite Brethren Herald, Gospel Herald, & Mennonite Life – may contain biographical information (periodical holdings at MHSA)
    • See F 1070 – Local Histories often contain short biographies
    • online biographical sketches
    • MHSA published book by Irene Klassen, Their Mark: Their Legacy (purchase)

    B. Cemetery Records

    • See Cemetery Indexes (Call No. AI 1)

    C. Census Records

    D. Conference Histories

    • See BX 8103 or BX 8129

    E. Congregational Histories

    • See BX 8132

    F. Church Records

    • See BX 8129 (Bergthal Gemeinde Buch, Sommerfelder Gemeinde Buch, Reinlaender Gemeinde Buch, etc.) (purchase)
    • See: History of Sommerfelder Mennonite Church
    • See Chortitza Family Register (CD) (purchase)
    • See Finding Aid for Congregations

    G. Directories

    • See BX 8107

    H. Genealogies

    • See CS 38
    • See BX8119 – Henry Schapansky genealogically-focused book on first settler families of Chortitza settlement in Russia (available for purchase)
    • See Periodical shelf for Mennonite Family History, MHSA newsletter & queries in Mennonite Historian; also holdings of major papers

    I. GRANDMA

    J. Local Histories

    • See F 1070 or F1075

    K. Immigration Records/Passenger Lists

    • See BX 8129 (Bergthal Gemeinde Buch) – 1874-1880
    • See Germans from Russia data disk files from George Dorscher
    • See HA … for Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization Records (1923-1930) and Paraguay Immigration Lists (1926)
    • See Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization fonds for records regarding settlement of Mennonites in Canada after WW II

    L. Property Assessment Rolls

    • See 1880 Village Census of the Mennonite West Reserve in library (purchase)

    M. School Records

    • See BX 8107 for School Yearbooks

    N. Service Organizations Histories (e.g. MCC, Women in Mission, etc.)

    • See BX 8103

    Last updated 13 Jun 2009

    General Queries/Comments: Contact MHSA

  4. 1930 Census of Mexico – Blumenfeld

    Leave a Comment

    Substantial thanks must be given to Cornelius Heinrichs for his work on preparing a detailed index to the Mennonites found in the 1930 Census of Mexico. Please do read his introduction to understand the context of his index. These kinds of efforts are large and benefit many greatly.

    Blumenfeld Village, Mexico – 1930 Census
    Scan # H’hold
    Head
    Given Name Initial Last Name Sex Marital
    Status
    Age Country/
    State Born
    Owns
    Land?
    Lives in
    own house?
    Physical
    illness
    Years Months Days
    40 x David Wieler M M 52 Canada
    40 Anna Wieler F M 43 Canada
    40 Anna Wieler F S 19 Canada
    40 Peter Wieler M S 15 Canada
    40 Maria Wieler F S 11 Canada
    40 Aganetha Wieler F S 8 Canada
    40 Jacob Wieler M S 2 Chihuahua
    97 x Peter Dyck M M 35 Canada
    97 Justina Dyck F M 31 Canada
    97 Isaak Dyck M S 10 Canada
    97 Cornelius Dyck M S 8 Canada
    97 Maria Dyck F S 4 Chihuahua
    97 Justina Dyck F S 2 Chihuahua
    97 x Abraham Wall M M 62 Russia Yes Yes
    97 Susana Wall F M 60 Russia
    97 Katharina Wall F S 30 Canada
    97 x Jacob D Fehr M M 48 Canada Yes Yes
    97 Susana Fehr F M 47 Canada
    97 Justina Fehr F S 26 Canada
    97 Maria Fehr F S 24 Canada
    97 Isaak Fehr M S 16 Canada
    97 Susana Fehr F S 19 Canada
    97 Elisabeth Fehr F S 14 Canada
    97 Margaretha Fehr F S 11 Canada
    97 David Fehr M S 4 Chihuahua
    97 Jacob B Thiessen M S 48 Canada Yes
    97 x Peter Schmidt M M 23 Canada Yes Yes
    97 Katharina Schmidt F M 24 Canada
    97 Peter Schmidt M S 1 Chihuahua
    97 x Isaak Dyck M M 68 Russia Yes Yes
    97 Maria Dyck F M 72 Russia
    97 x Abraham Neudorf M W 66 Russia Yes Yes
    97 x Isaak M Dyck M M 40 Canada Yes Yes
    97 Susana Dyck F M 40 Canada
    97 Peter Sudermannn M S 20 Canada
    97 Isaak Dyck M S 14 Canada
    97 Peter Buhler M S 11 Canada
    97 Susana Dyck F S 12 Canada
    97 Aganetha Buhler F S 9 Canada
    97 Anna Dyck F S 2 Chihuahua
    97 x Peter Reimer M M 64 Russia Yes Yes
    97 Margaretha Reimer F M 66 Russia
    97 Helena Friesen F S 8 Canada
    97 x Maria Klassen F W 37 Canada Yes Yes
    97 Jacob Klassen M S 19 Canada
    97 Johann Klassen M S 16 Canada
    97 Margaretha Klassen F S 15 Canada
    97 Anna Klassen F S 14 Canada
    97 David Klassen M S 12 Canada
    97 Aganetha Klassen F S 10 Canada
    97 Agatha Klassen F S 9 Canada
    97 Katharina Klassen F S 6 Canada
    97 Gertruda Klassen F S 4 Chihuahua
    98 x Jacob Wall M M 67 Russia Yes Yes
    98 Katharina Wall F M 61 Russia
    98 Peter Giesbrecht M S 17 Canada
    98 Helena Giesbrecht F S 16 Canada
    98 x Abraham A Janzen M M 32 Canada Yes
    98 Maria Janzen F M 29 Canada
    98 Maria Janzen F S 8 Canada
    98 Katharina Janzen F S 7 Canada
    98 Abraham Janzen M S 5 Canada
    98 Jacob Janzen M S 2 Chihuahua
    98 Susana Janzen F S 7 Chihuahua
    98 x Peter Neudorf M M 32 Canada Yes Yes
    98 Helena Neudorf F M 28 Canada
    98 Susana Neudorf F S 7 Canada
    98 Peter Neudorf M S 6 Canada
    98 Abraham Neudorf M S 5 Chihuahua
    98 Isaak Neudorf M S 1 Chihuahua
    98 x Wilhelm P Reimer M M 36 Canada Yes Yes
    98 Anna Reimer F M 28 Canada
    98 Wilhelm Reimer M S 10 Canada
    98 Cornelius Reimer M S 5 Chihuahua
    98 Anna Reimer F S 3 Chihuahua
    98 x Isaak W Peters M M 34 Canada Yes Yes
    98 Anna Peters F M 32 Canada
    98 Peter Peters M S 10 Canada
    98 Helena Peters F S 8 Canada
    98 Sara Peters F S 6 Chihuahua
    98 Anna Peters F S 4 Chihuahua
    98 Wilhelm Peters M S 1 Chihuahua

    © 2010 Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta
    Last Updated 25 Mar 2010

    General Queries/Comments: Contact MHSA