About us

Members of our association are descendants of German settlers from the Taurian governorate in Southern Russia, also known as Germans from Russia or Blackseagermans. Our ancestors emigrated to this area and settled there at the beginning of the 19th century. 

Establishment of our association

We are a group of like-minded people who have come together in March 2013 to dedicate for a common idea. It concerned the Lutheran church book duplicates from 1833 to 1885 of the Taurian governorate which were written in old German handwriting and are difficult to read for most people today. Our goal is to translate this old writings into the now common Latin font and to public them. Many members had to learn a lot, but they also discovered and explored many new things. By now our group from 3 May, 2014 organized to an association called "Taurien e.V." which is a community of descendands of the Taurien and Grunau governorate settlers in Southrussia.