Chapter Contact

Connie Coberly, President

3233 N. West Avenue
Fresno, CA 93705-3402
Telephone: (559) 229-8287
Fax: (559) 229-6078

Central California Chapter


Monday thru Thursday – 11:00am – 3:00pm (except 1st Monday of the month due to Board of Directors Meeting)

Closed Friday thru Sunday

Welcome to the AHSGR-Central California Chapter. We are located in Fresno, California, in the heart of one of the worlds most diverse agricultural and ethnic regions.

In 1971 this Chapter was founded as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to archive, research, and promote the history of Germans from Russia. We fund our organization through a number of events, such as making homemade noodles 4 (four) times a year and also patron and memorial donations.

In Fresno, many of the Germans from Russia were known as the “Rooshians of West Fresno”. They arrived as early as 1887 from the Volga River region in the former Soviet Union (Russia). By 1920, these settlers swelled the population to 8,000 followed by the Mennonites and the South Russia Germans. Today, an estimated 100,000 descendants (if not more) are in the Fresno/Madera Metropolitan Region.

Board of Directors

Connie (Engelman) Coberly
3966 North Kavanagh Avenue
Fresno, CA 93705-2226
(559) 229-0792
e-mail: coberlyc@copper.net7

1st Vice President
Eric Maul
1515 North College Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728-1909 (415) 317-6581

2nd Vice President
Terry (Kelly) Brown
75 North Peach Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612-0214
(559) 313-6592

Secretary & Genealogist
Sharon (Kister) Robertson
2137 Holt Avenue
Sanger, CA 93657-2012
(559) 708-5850

Treasurer, Membership Chairperson & Newsletter Editor

Past President
Patti (Landis) Kelly
3328 East Farrin Way
Fresno, CA 93726-4404
(559) 977-5871

Folklore/Museum & Librarian

Janice Gibson
1229 West Bullard Ave, #115
Fresno, CA 93711-2460
(559) 349-7011

Folklore/Museum & Librarian
James Deis
538 East Harvard Avenue
Fresno, CA 93704-5423
(559) 222-2940

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