07 May 2018

GRHC 22nd Journey to the Homeland Tour

It's that time of year again when Michael Miller and Jeremy Kopp of the North Dakota State University Libraries' Germans from Russia Heritage Collection in Fargo, North Dakota, travel to Odessa, Ukraine with a group who will set foot in the villages of their German ancestors in the Black Sea.

This year's trip marks the 22nd anniversary of the tour and will take place May 16-26.  You can read more about this year's tour in April edition of In Touch with Prairie Living and about upcoming tours.

The group will visit villages in Bessarabia, Kutschurgan, Liebental and Beresan.  They are all included on the special map below, which also has photos of historic maps of each of the villages.  As photos of the tour become available to the public, they will be linked to on the map.

Here's wishing the sojourners a safe journey as they connect their past with their present in their ancestral homeland.  May it be the experience of a lifetime.