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The Mennonitische Rundschau was one of the longest running German language papers in North America.  It ceased publication with volume number #130 in January 2007.  It began as the Nebraska Ansieder in 1878 but by mid 1880 had chnaged its name to signify the larger community that it was serving. At the time it was a vital link between family members, communities and congregations.  It has become a significant tool in the understanding and research of early Mennonite settlement in Western Canada and Untied States, and the corresponding time period in Russia.  To a large degree this was made possible through the microfilming of the paper in the mid 1980s and the creation of detailed indexes in the early 1990s by the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg.  The indexes cover 1880-1890, 1890-1900, 1901-1909, 1920-1929, and 1930-1939 with a gap in the indexing 1910-1919.

The paper version of this index has been scanned.  Using optical character recognition  (OCR), it was saved in a word searchable format as a pdf file.

Providing the index in this format allows greater use of this important resource and enables word search capabilities, making the index more useful than ever.  There are some things to note. 

The subject headings in bold are in English.   Titles of articles are in their original German.  This is important to know.  If you are searching, using key word search, for the word “Crimea” only the subject headings would match, not the German titles because in German the word would be spelled “Krim”.

Names are recorded as they appear in the original.  This means that Abraham Friesen can be written as Friesen, A.; Friesen, A.B.; Friesen, A.B. u. Maria; Friesen, Abr.; Friesen, Abraham; Friesen, Abraham u. Maria etc.  In the case of Dyck variants include Dueck, Dick, Duck, Dück.

The links are to an index.  To get a copy of the actual article please contact the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies.

Obuituay index courtesy of Michael Penner
1880-1909, 1920-1929 (Excel file)

Nebraska Ansiedler June 1878-May 1880

Index 1: 1880-1889

Index 2: 1890-1899

Index 3: 1900-1909
Author Index 1A: 1880-1909

Index 4: 1910-1919
- Not completed

Index 5: 1920-1929

Index 6: 1930-1939