Welcome to the German Jewish Special Interest Group GerSIG) home page. Our purpose is to present and preserve genealogical information about the Jewish communities in German-speaking regions and to trace our ancestors and better understand the lives they led. Our coverage includes other German-speaking or once German ruled areas such as Alsace, Lorraine, Silesia, Posen, and parts of Switzerland and Poland. Austria, Bohemia and Moravia were once covered by GerSig but now receive primary coverage by another SIG

Germans were great record-keepers, and the information about Jews and their communities go back many hundreds of years. Furthermore, since the Holocaust, many non-Jewish Germans have been motivated to assemble, organize and report on the Jewish history and genealogy of their communities. There is a wealth of information available to German Jewish genealogists; the challenge is where to find it.