About the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives
Since the original launch of the Archives in January 2000, the Archives has made a number of transformations and domains to find a home they can call their own.
Originally launched in 2000, the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives offers access to more than 2,000 documents, including passenger lists, steamship brochures, immigration related documents and much more.
Finding items from the exact voyage your ancestors were on is quite unlikely, but not impossible. We recommend augmenting your family book with information and illustrations / photographs of related material. It makes your Family History Book that much more interesting to read.
Each item we place on this website will eventually be accompanied by its respective transcription. If you want to be kept up to date on new additions to this website, please join our mailing list or join us on Facebook.
Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office
- ID: 39529
- MARC Org Code: GaWsGGA;
- normalized: gawsgga
- Other Codes: None
- Organization Name(s): The Gjenvick-Gjonvik Archives
- Variant name(s): The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives
- Address: 528 Drifton Way, Woodstock, Georgia 30188-3623, United States
- Dates: created: 2011-10-06 12:02:39; modified: 2011-10-06 12:02:39
High Resolution Historical Images
Paul K. Gjenvick, Archivist and Curator (2000 - Present). As the founding member of the Archives, Paul brings to us a substantial business and technical background that helps the Archives maximize its presence on the web. With a bachelors degree in Accounting from Minnesota State University, and a Master's candidate in Archival Studies, Paul's unique vision for sharing historical primary source documents with context supplies by relevant social and cutural history, makes the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives a great resource for students, researchers and family historians alike.
Paul started out in public accounting and later worked as a financial analyst for the transportation industry. He transitioned into Information Technology, becoming a database applications developer for Georgia-Pacific, The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Region II, and Delta Air Lines.
In 2000, Paul continued his education at Georgia Institute of Technology in Web Design and Web Programming. He continued developing websites for Cingular Wireless, Verizon Business and as an SEO specialist for EBSCO.
Vanessa Ament-Gjenvick, Communications Director at the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives provides direction and educational content. Vanessa is a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia State University and instructor in Film Studies.
B.S. Accounting Minnesota State University 1976-1981
Master in Archival Studies (MAS) Candidate Clayton State University 2011-Present
AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- The Society of American Archivists
- The American Historical Association
- The Immigration and Ethnic History Society
- Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA)
- Steamship Historical Society of America
- The Titanic Historical Society, Inc.
- The Ephemera Society of America
- The Guild of Accessible Web Designers (GAWDS)
Curator, Archivist, Researcher, Webmaster, and Founder
The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives: The Future of Our Past - Social and Cultural History
January 2000 to Present
One of the largest collections of Social and Cultural historical documents from the 1800s through 1954 with concentrations in Steamship and Ocean Liner documents and photographs, Passenger Lists (Transatlantic European Voyages; Some Australian and South African), 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. The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives obtained status as Google Authority Website in 2011.
- Responsible for the procurement of historical documents
- Designed and developed current website
- Set up social media channels for greater public awareness including pages on Facebook, Twitter, AboutUs, and YouTube
- Set up and maintain RSS feeds for subscribers and syndication of What’s New at the Archives
- Performed optimization of website to attract appropriate traffic based on page content and keywords (Search Engine Optimization or SEO)
- Selected advertisers and responded to inquiries from production companies, authors, researchers and other organizations for information and high resolution historical images
- Responsible for the organization, storage and inventory of historical documents, brochures, books and other items of the Archives
- Responsible for preserving documents received, cataloging, scanning and archiving in plastic sleeves, if appropriate
- Researched background information for first-hand documents received (purchased or donated) and transcribed historical articles and extracts, and reformatted / edited them specifically for online viewing.