Archivist and Contributor Paul Gjenvick


The GG Archives is a comprehensive project that has been brought to fruition due to the unwavering dedication and passion of Paul K. Gjenvick, a professional archivist who has been involved with the project since its inception in 1999.

Paul's journey in archival studies, from his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Minnesota State University to his Masters degree in Archival Studies from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he had the privilege to study under the tutelage of the highly-acclaimed archivist Richard Pearce-Moses, is a testament to his unwavering commitment to preserving history.

The GG Archives project, a vast and complex undertaking, is a treasure trove of historical documents, photographs, and memorabilia related to maritime and immigration history. It serves as an invaluable resource for researchers, genealogists, historians, and anyone with an interest in delving into the rich history of these industries. The project's commitment to preserving and digitizing these materials ensures that they are accessible for generations to come.

Paul's expertise in archival studies has been a game-changer for the GG Archives project. He has leveraged his knowledge of archival theory and practice to develop innovative techniques for organizing, preserving, and digitizing the extensive historical materials that form the collection.

His unwavering commitment to the project's growth and expansion has been pivotal, ensuring that it remains a rich repository of information and resources for future generations.


Paul Gjenvick, GG Archives Archivist, Scanning Documents in 2013.

Paul Gjenvick, GG Archives Archivist, Scanning Documents in 2013. GGA Image ID # 1df7bbabaf



  • Masters of Archival Studies, Clayton State University (Georgia)
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Minnesota State University


Archival Experience

  • Archivist and Curator, The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives, Atlanta
  • Digital/Processing Archivist, The American Baptist Historical Society Archives, Atlanta
  • Archivist Intern, Atlanta Housing Authority
  • Guest Lecturer, “Archives and Search Engine Optimization,” ARST 5110 Archives and the Web, Master of Archival Studies Program, Clayton State University


Other Professional Experience

  • Marketing Specialist, The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, Kennesaw, GA
  • SEO Specialist, EBSCO Research, LLC
  • Sr. Search Fulfillment Specialist,, Tucker, GA
  • YPConnect ConsultantAT&T Advertising Solutions, Atlanta, GA
  • SEO SpecialistEBSCO Industries, Birmingham, AL
  • Webmaster/ SEO SpecialistVerizon Business / Georgia's Clean Air Force, Atlanta, GA
  • Database Applications DeveloperDS Waters of America, Atlanta, GA
  • Corporate Trainer, Senior Financial AnalystCingular Wireless, Atlanta, GA
  • Database Applications DeveloperDelta Air Lines, Inc., Atlanta, GA
  • Database Applications DeveloperWorldspan, LLP, Atlanta, GA
  • Database Applications DeveloperUnited States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Atlanta, GA
  • Database Applications DeveloperGeorgia-Pacific, Atlanta, GA


Affiliations and Memberships

  • The Titanic Historical Society, Inc.
  • The Ephemera Society of America
  • Past Member of The Society of American Archivists
  • Past Member of The Immigration and Ethnic History Society
  • Past Member of Steamship Historical Society of America


The Gjenvick-Gjønvik family has a long and fascinating history, dating back to the early 1500s. Their ancestry, meticulously researched and documented by Mr. Gjenvick, serves as a testament to the value and importance of preserving and sharing historical information for future generations. It is a reminder of the weight of our responsibility in preserving history, and the impact it can have on our understanding of the past.


Last Updated: May 2024


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