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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 GerSIG!

The German-Jewish Special Interest Group (GerSIG), a part of JewishGen, 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.

GerSIG actively looks to collect and exchange histories, resources, data, and research tips. We do this online through this website, our discussion list and the JewishGen Germany database. We meet annually at the IAJGS genealogy conference, where GerSIG sponsors a speaker. GerSIG is also one of the sponsors of the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards, which honor non-Jewish Germans who help preserve local Jewish history.

GerSIG couldn't exist without its dedicated members. Please join us by signing up for our discussion list or volunteering for a GerSIG 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

 10/27/2019  New Databases Added to the JewishGen Germany database
The JewishGen Germany database at has been updated with the following records: The Aufb [More...]
 08/05/2019  IAJGS Conference in Cleveland Activity Summary
The 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Cleveland, Ohio concluded on Friday and was a great success. The Germa [More...]
 07/26/2019  The 39th IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Conference in Cleveland
The JewishGen German-Jewish Special Interest Group (GerSIG) looks forward to seeing many familiar faces, first-time attendees and those [More...]
 05/03/2019  Indexing Volunteers Needed!
Hello, I am the somewhat new volunteer coordinator for GerSig projects. I wanted to announce that we will be needing individua [More...]
 07/02/2018  New Project: Württemberg Family Registers
Dear all: Yet another project. This one's for people who can deal with fairly ugly records in German handwriting, and for people who [More...]
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