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Historical Ephemera Archives 1880s - 1950s

GG Archives is Your Trusted Resource for Immigration, Military, and Ocean Travel, as well as Fashions and the Epicurean Life Style of past eras.

Discover more about what your ancestors experienced in the time they lived by exploring the many collections of the GG Archives and enrich your life and your family history with our extensive collections of articles, brochures, and photographs.

Since 2000, the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives or GG Archives has helped genealogists, historians and researchers, worldwide, provide a more complete social and cultural context of their family history, or historical research.


For over years, the GG Archives has provided images and information to researchers, production companies, and other organizations, worldwide.  Production companies have utilized our photographs in movies, student film projects and television programs like “Treasure Quest – The Silver Queen” a production of the Discovery Channel about the SS Laconia (1911) of the Cunard Line.

The GG Archives has earned numerous awards since its founding in 2000 by Paul K. Gjenvick, MAS, its archivist, and curator.

GG Archives in the News

"Net Notes" - Internet Genealogy December/January 1918

"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,

Our Ancestors at Sea by Sue Lisk in Internet Genealogy, Oct 2019.

"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.

Books by the GG Archives

Journey Through The Covers, Volume 1

Journey Through The Covers, Volume One

Published: ©2015 by the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives.

Edited and Compiled by Paul K. Gjenvick, MAS, Archivist.

This is the first volume of high-resolution prints of some of the many beautiful brochures and passenger lists that are part of the extensive holding of the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives. Many of these maritime related ephemera dating from the late 1800s through the early 1900s included excellent graphics on their covers.

Voyage to America

Voyage To America: Ludvig Kristian Gjønvik, June 1913

Published: ©2015 by the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives.

Edited and Compiled by Paul K. Gjenvick, MAS, Archivist.

The book describes a young Norwegian's journey from Norway to Boston in June 1913 including documents, photographs, and information about the voyage using the vast resources of the GG Archives. Excellent example for those seeking to publish a similar book for their family.

High Resolution Images and Reprints

High Resolution Images available at the Archives

We supply high-resolution images to production companies, authors, and genealogists like you - of historical documents including passenger lists, brochures, photographs, and other materials from the 1800s through 1954. See ordering information for services and digital image fees.

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