Welcome the Portland, Oregon and Washington GHRS chapter named Germans from Russia of Oregon and Washington (GROW). Their mission is to collect, publish, and preserve the heritage of Germans from Russia. Please visit the GROW chapter website for more information.

GROW continues to work with older and younger generations in assisting them on finding out more about their family history. GROW members can take advantage of all the new resources available in the form of books and maps that they have available in their ever-evolving GROW library as well as on the internet.  Also, their parent organization (GRHS) has a website which gives them access as a member to more resources:  http://www.grhs.org/chapters/westcoast/grow/index.html.

There are many benefits to joining the GRHS GROW chapter. They include:

Meet local residents who are also interested in the collection, publication, and preservation of our heritage as Germans from Russia. Share folklore, songs, literature, objects of art, genealogies, photos, documents and recipes with local genealogists.


GROW meets the fourth Sunday of each month (from September through June) at 2:00 PM at the German American Society building. They occasionally feature a guest speaker followed by refreshments, a short business meeting and Gemütlickeit (fellowship).

German American Society of Portland

5626 N. E. Alameda, Portland, OR 97213 ‎ | Tel: (503) 775 1585