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Certificate of Innocence - 1915

The GG Archives curated an essential German document "Zeugnis der Unbescholtenheit" that loosely translates into Certificate of Innocence. The text dated from 2 July 1915 and was carried by a German immigrant on his 1921 voyage from Bremen to New York.

German Certificate of Innocence 1915

The former pupil of the local Royal Teachers' Seminary [name] born in ... and the state since 7 June 1910, is hereby officially testified that he has been ... and that nothing unfavorable has been charged with regard to his moral behavior. Attested to on the 2 July 1915 The Royal Seminary Director

Stamped: Zu Herford Lehrerseminar or To Herford teacher seminar

The German teacher later immigrated to the United States in September 1921. View the Contract for Passage on the SS George Washington of United States Lines.

The GG Archives would be very grateful if one of our patrons is able to decipher the handwritten text.

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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.