German Research Division
Jewish Genealogical Research in German-speaking Regions
German RD Search

German Empire in 1900 Source

German States as of 1900
Anhalt Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Baden Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Bavaria (Bayern) Waldeck
Bremen Württemberg
Brunswick (Braunschweig) Provinces of Prussia
Hamburg Berlin
Hesse (Hessen) Brandenburg
Kingdom of Saxony (Sachsen) East Prussia (Ostpreußen)
Lippe Hannover
Lübeck Hesse-Nassau (Hessen-Nassau)
Mecklenburg-Schwerin Hohenzollern
Mecklenburg-Strelitz Pomerania (Pommern)
Oldenburg Posen
Palatinate (Pfalz) Province of Saxony (Sachsen)
Reuss Principalities Rhineland (Rheinland)
Saxe-Altenburg Schleswig-Holstein
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Silesia (Schlesien)
Saxe-Meiningen West Prussia (Westpreußen)
Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Westphalia (Westfalen)

Welcome to the German Research Division!

The JewishGen German Research Division (RD), formerly GerSIG, is a group of researchers dedicated to learning more about the lives of our Jewish ancestors who lived in current and former German-speaking regions of Europe. This includes not only modern-day Germany, but also regions that are today part of Poland and France.

Our group actively looks to collect and exchange histories, resources, data, and research tips. We do this online through this website, the JewishGen discussion list and the JewishGen Germany database. We meet annually at the IAJGS genealogy conference, where the German Research Division often sponsors a speaker.

The JewishGen German RD couldn't exist without its dedicated members. Please join us by signing up for the JewishGen discussion list or by volunteering for one of our projects project!

To learn more about how our website is organized, click 'Get Started' on the top menu bar. If you have questions, or want to contribute something of your own, contact us.

What's New

 08/16/2023  German Research Division Database Updates - Aufbau and Württemberg Family Registers
The German RD is excited to announce the addition of more than 10,000 new indexed family notices from Aufbau. These notices cover 195 [More...]
08/02/2023 2023 German RD Meeting at IAJGS Conference in London
The German Research Division (formerly GerSIG) held its first in person meeting in four years on 2 August 2023 in London. The followi [More...]
Overview of Available Years on Ancestry.Com for selected German record sets
 08/22/2022  2022 IAJGS Virtual Conference Update
The German Research Division is once again the German-Jewish Special Interest Group (GerSIG). Staying Connected - Facebook Groups [More...]