The GG Archives in the News
Making a Genealogy Website with Broad Appeal with scarce resources is challenging, mainly when one's mission includes providing historical materials and ephemera for free. While we may not have the coverage of Ancestry.com or other giants in the online genealogy category, we have many accomplishments through our site's extensive collections of ephemeral materials.
Below, we will list some of the articles written by folks who have discovered the wealth of information that you can incorporate into your family history.
Front Cover, Internet Genealogy Magazine, February/March 2021 Issue, Looking Back at the WPA - March 2021
Sue Lisk reviews some websites and collections including the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives related to the massive New Deal agency that aimed to provide useful work to Americans during the Great Depression.
Read the article in Internet Genealogy, Vol. 15, No. 6, February/March 2021, pp. 40-42.
"Net Notes" - December/January 2018
Internet Genealogy looks at websites and related news that are sure to be of interest. In this issue, Diane L. Richard looks at Founders Online and the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives websites.
Read the article in Internet Genealogy, Vol. 12, No. 5, Decenber/January 2018, p. 50.
Commercial Travel and College Culture: The 1920s Transatlantic Student Market and the Foundations of Mass Tourism - January 2019
Author Tamson Pietsch discusses the Student Third Class Association (STCA) in 1920s transatlantic travel by college students featuring information from the GG Archives.
Read the article in Diplomatic History, Volume 43, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages 83–106, https://doi.org/10.1093/dh/dhy059
"Our Ancestors at Sea" - October/November 2019
Sue Lisk offers a selection of four websites, including the GG Archives, to help illuminate the maritime travels of immigrant ancestors.
Read the article in Internet Genealogy, Vol. 14, No. 4, October/November 2019, pp. 42-45.
Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives' Page on Wikipedia
The Gjenvick–Gjønvik Archives is a large, privately-held archive of genealogy, military, and other ephemera dating from the mid-1800s through 2000. GGA Image ID # 159363636f
Other References On or About the GG Archives
- "Finding Arrival Records Online." National Parks Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, www.nps.gov/elis/learn/education/finding-arrival-records-online.htm. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
- "How to Trace Your Immigrant Ancestors." National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. schundler.net/HowtoTraceYourAncestors.pdf. ggarchives.com: One of the largest collections of historical documents from the 1800s through 1954 with concentrations in Steamship and Ocean Liner documents and photographs, Passenger Lists, U.S. Navy Archives and additional materials covering World Wars I and II, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Immigration documents from Ellis Island, Castle Garden and other Immigration Stations. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
- Richard, Diane L. "Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives – Some Great Resources for Those Researching Immigrant Ancestors." Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives – Some Great Resources for Those Researching Immigrant Ancestors, National Genealogical Society, 8 Aug. 2017, upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2017/08/gjenvick-gjnvik-archives-some-great.html. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
- David A. Fryxell "How to: Your Research Ancestor's Work for the WPA [sic]," Family Tree Magazine, December 2015. https://www.familytreemagazine.com/premium/wpa-workers-genealogy/. Retrieved 2020-05-25. (Requires Premium Membership to view online)
- Casteel, T. "The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives - Steamship Tickets." The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives - Steamship Tickets, Tangled Trees Genealogy, Oct. 2010, tangledtrees.blogspot.com/2010/01/gjenvick-gjnvik-archives-steamship.html. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
- "GG Archives (Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives) An Amazing Resource On-Line For Genealogists And Historians." Ancestry Worship Genealogy, 16 May 2015, ancestryworship.blogspot.com/2015/05/gg-archives-gjenvick-gjonvik-archives.html. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
- Jacqueline Sergent, "Primary & Secondary Sources - What's the Difference?" www.scribd.com/doc/262556324/primary-secondary-sources-whats-the-difference. Teacher and Student Resources and Evaluation of Resources - The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives: Two document evaluations covering Influence, Characteristics, Accessibility, and Overall Rating. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
- "Immigrant Articles at Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives." Herding Cats Genealogy, 26 Oct. 2019, www.herdingcatsgenealogy.com/blog/immigrant-articles-at-gjenvick-gjnvik-archives. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
- "Immigration Studies: Primary Source Materials – Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives." Logue Library, Chestnut Hill College, library.chc.edu/history/websites. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
- "Immigration Information – Passenger Lists – Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives." San Francisco Public Library, 1 Apr. 2017, sfpl.org/uploads/files/1/30/GENEALOGY_HANDOUT_1-4-2017.pdf. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
- Mooney, Tom. "Out on a Limb: Great Time to Be Genealogist with New Materials Available." Times Leader, 2 Oct. 2017, www.timesleader.com/features/677362/out-on-a-limb-great-time-to-be-genealogist-with-new-materials-available. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
- Cohen, Christine. "President's Pen." Whittier Area Genealogical Society, 20 May 2018, https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=1&page=1&nr=25&cid=A&tf=A. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
- Mimi Boelter. "Voyage of Hope, Voyage of Tears." Spring 2017 Grade 7 English Language Arts Test – A next Generation Assessment, Massachusetts Department of Education, 2017, www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/2017/release/gr7-ela.pdf. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
- DMOZ Tools. "Kids and Teens: School Time: Social Studies: History: By Region: North America: United States." [Website]. The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives [Kids/Teens/Mature Teens] Provides information and documents about steamships, including brochures, passenger lists, and immigration documents. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
- "Resources on Michigan." Bernheimer's International Society. https://bentheimheritage.com/resources/michigan-resources/. Gjenvick–Gjønvik Archives—A private historical archive, the GG Archives' website has extensive collections of ephemera—articles, photographs, and brochures—on "immigration, military, and ocean travel, as well as fashions and the epicurean life style of past eras." Their mission is to preserve social and cultural history from the 1870s–1950s. For example, learn about housekeeping on board a steamship in this article from 1899. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
- EmilyAnn Frances, "46a-D'Agosto Family – Giuseppe comes to America: Exemptions from Serving in the US Military During WWI." https://throughthebyzantinegate.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/46a-dagosto-family-giuseppe-comes-to-america/. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
Other Wikipedia References
- `Abdu'l-Bahá's journeys to the West
- Allan Line Royal Mail Steamers
- American Line
- Atlantic Transport Line
- Bangor Punta
- Big Four (White Star Line)
- Camp Dodge
- Compagnie Générale Transatlantique
- Cunard Line
- Dominion Line
- Ellis Island
- Frank P. Sargent
- Hamburg America Line
- Immigration to the United States
- Jacob Aaron Westervelt
- Johann Poppe
- Liebig's Extract of Meat Company
- Norddeutscher Lloyd
- Norwegian America Line
- O'Day Corp.
- Piper Aircraft
- Red Star Line
- RMS Laconia (1911)
- RMS Oceanic (1899)
- Samuel Bradford Caswell
- Scandinavian America Line
- Smallpox vaccine
- SS Blücher
- SS France (1910)
- SS Hamburg (1926)
- SS Kaiser Wilhelm II
- SS Leviathan
- SS Savannah
- Steerage (deck)
- Underwater acoustic communication
- United States Lines
- USAHS Marigold
- White Star Line
- William Brown Meloney (1878–1925)
GG Archives Promotion in the UK (2015)
- Gjenvick-Gjonvik-2015-05 MP3 [1.65 MB Duration 2:20]
- Gjenvick-Gjonvik-2015-05 WAV [17.6 MB Duration 2:20]