DVHH, at a glance . . . 2021
"How the DVHH
Donauschwaben Villages Helping
Hands, Inc., is a
nonprofit corporation exempt from federal taxes under 501(c)
(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. DVHH, Inc. received its
tax exemption under 501(c)(3) from the IRS on October 26,
"Your donations and membership dues are tax-deductible."
How to participate, collaborate, communicate & contribute to
"Keeping the Danube Swabian legacy alive"!
1: VOLUNTEER: Donauschwaben Villages
Helping Hands (DVHH) consist of all volunteers, whose desire is to help
descendants of the German ethnic group "Danube Swabian" discover their
ancestral roots, history, environs, culture and lifestyles. Our website is
chock-full of data, having been developed
using input from this very forum of
volunteers to flesh out all the aspects of
the Danube Swabian people. The DVHH Village
Coordinators hope to bring you closer to
your ancestral village.
Registry of Volunteers & Contributors
2. CONTRIBUTE Web Content: DVHH.org prides itself on providing
excellent, entertaining, informative and
unique articles about the Donauschwaben
experiences, including recipes! We are staffed with
editors who will help you to present your
story in an accurate, well-written and
detailed publication, that will speak to our
We welcome any submissions for consideration.
Standard Submission Guidelines & Procedures
3: BECOME A MEMBER: DVHH.org acknowledges and appreciates every person (who we refer to as Members) who financially supports our effort to keep our Donauschwaben history alive for future generations. NOTE: Our website is free.
Worldwide Member List
4: SUBSCRIBE to DVHH E-MAIL LIST: DVHH has a large Donauschwaben email list subscriber base; as of today (21/Sep/15) there are 752 Listers. A great many of our worldwide subscribers are volunteer Lookup Guides assisting researchers with filling in the missing info and adding new branches. Cousin-Connections are made worldwide. Because we are a Roots Web hosted mail list, every message/posting goes into a searchable archive. It is wonderful to simply browse over a decade of posting! Where has the time went!
Browse our mail list archives from 2003-2020.
5: JOIN DVHH FACEBOOK GROUP: As of today (19/03/2020) there are
2,593 members worldwide. It's fun to check in the group on any given day, there is always an array of topics being talked about and lots of photos posted. Unfortunately Facebook doesn't offer a searchable archive, so we encourage subscribing to the email list to post research inquiries into searchable archives.
Shared Ancestral Images
SIGN OUR GUESTBOOK: Your comments and suggestions are most welcome. We invite you to sign our guestbook and share your surnames and villages of interest. After a period of time, messages will be moved to our
Guestbook Archives (initiated 2005).
UNIFORM TERMINOLOGY: For the sake of consistency, the terms Donauschwaben or Danube Swabian will be used throughout the DVHH web site, publications & associated media outlets. More info ~DVHH Editorial,
5 Dec 2005, Updated 10 May 2007, Nick Tullius, Sr. Editor.
Est. & published at DVHH.org 2007 by Jody McKim Pharr.
Last Updated: 23 Feb 2022
DVHH Board of Directors:
Jody McKim Pharr, Pres.
Dennis Bauer, V. Pres.
Rachel Lanning, Sec.
Norbert Giesse, Treas.
A special thank you to our outgoing Administration for their "years" of service:
DVHH Board of Directors 2017-2021
Membership Newsletter Editor 2014-2021
~ Bev Franks:
Board of Directors 2020-2021
Jody McKim Pharr
Membership Newsletter Editor:
Public Relations Staff
Robert "Bob" Horvath
Jody McKim Pharr
Jody McKim Pharr
Pharr - Coordinator
Beverley Franks - Photo Editor
George Fuderer - Translator
Cooking Donauschwaben Style!
Anne Dreer, Coordinator
Rose Vetter, Editor
Displaced Persons Camps
Nick Tullius, Jody McKim Pharr
*** Volunteer needed ***