About the JewishGen Danzig/Gdańsk Research Division
The JewishGen Danzig/Gdańsk Research Division (formerly, Special Interest Group) was founded in February 2006 to advance research on the genealogy of Jews from Danzig/Gdańsk (including its precursor communities of Altschottland, Langfuhr, Mattenbuden, Weinberg, and Danzig in der Breitgasse, as well as Tiegenhof/Nowy Dwór Gdański). We do this by combining our resources of time, knowledge, and money. This purpose is in concert with the mission and goals of JewishGen, and we operate according to its policies and guidelines. Some of our functions include:
  • creating databases from archival material, through agreements with the appropriate archives made by JewishGen on our behalf, such as vital records microfilms and the Danzig Jewish community's preserved archives
  • obtaining, transcribing, and translating genealogical data from publications about or mentioning Danzig Jewry
  • investigating the provenance of artifacts surviving from Danzig
  • providing a forum for the dissemination of information about relevant research methods, records, books, and other resources (formerly, through our mailing list, now with hashtag #danzig on the JewishGen Discussion Group)
  • raising money through donations to complete approved projects
Regarding this last point, your financial contributions will be critical to achieving success. Only with your support will we be able to embark on projects with an attached cost. Please make it a habit to visit our dedicated JewishGen-erosity page to contribute to listed projects as well as to the Danzig/Gdańsk General Fund. At this time, only donations from 1) U.S. residents or 2) Canadians with the cooperation and support of the JGS of Canada (Toronto) are tax deductible according to law.

If you are new to JewishGen, please visit the JewishGen Support Center, where you can find an extensive list of questions and answers, also available in Hebrew, French, and Spanish.

For additional information, contact the Danzig/Gdańsk Research Director, Logan J. Kleinwaks.