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The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives
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Headquarters: Marietta, Georgia
Major Collections: Ocean Travel, Immigration, Military, Vintage Fashions, Epicurean, WPA, Library, and Bangor Punta.
Owner/Archivist: Paul K. GJENVICK, MAS
Director: Evelyne B. GJENVICK (2018-)
The GG Archives is a large, privately held, archives of genealogy, military, and other ephemera dating from the mid-1800s through 2000. The site contains over 5,000 pages and 20,000 images in 12 topical areas.
Launched on January 1, 2000, the GG Archives offers access to more than 20,000 documents and photographs, including passenger lists, original immigrant passage contracts, steamship brochures, immigration-related documents and much more.
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. Students from the third grade through college have utilized the GG Archives as a primary source in social studies and history classes.
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.
Discover more about what your ancestors experienced in the time they lived by exploring the many collections of the GG Archives. Start exploring the GG Archives today! Enrich your life and your family history.
Our extensive collections of articles, brochures, historical documents, and books represent one of the largest private collections online available free to the public. The GG Archives has earned numerous awards since its founding in 2000 by Paul K. Gjenvick, MAS, its archivist, and curator.
The collections of the GG Archives can generally be categorized in 12 sections: Arts & Entertainment, Biography, Bangor Punta, Epicurean, FAQs, Immigration, Library, Military, Ocean Travel, Vintage Fashions, WPA, and a Gift Shop.
Our emphasis is also our greatest strength -- to provide access to the public of our vast collection of historical ephemera that otherwise might be impossible or unlikely to be found elsewhere on the internet.
The site contains superb examples of many documents used by immigrants and the steamship lines that can be extremely useful for the family or professional genealogist in recording family history or determining the origin of the material you have in your possession.
The GG Archives is the work and passion of one person, Paul K. Gjenvick, a professional archivist. Paul earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Minnesota State University and a Masters of Archival Studies from Clayton State University in Georgia where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses.
Paul's wife, Evelyne, is the newest staff member, joining the GG Archives in 2018 as the director of operations and content researcher/editor. She previously served as a Licensed Customs Broker at Georgia-Pacific. She immigrated to the United States from France during the 1980s, and is fluent in English, French, Vietnamese and Italian.
- "Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives – Some Great Resources for Those Researching Immigrant Ancestors" UpFront with NGS: The Blog for the National Genealogical Society, posted 8 August 2017 https://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2017/08/gjenvick-gjnvik-archives-some-great.html
- "Using Web Analytics - Archival Websites", Paul Gjenvick, Clayton State University, 6 May 2012
- “Understanding the Immigrant Experience of your Ancestors,” in Focused Family Research: Free Genealogical Resources. UD, https://www.focusedfamilyresearch.com/immigrant-experience.html
- Mooney, Tom “Out on a Limb: Great Time to Be Genealogist with New Materials Available,” October 2, 2017. https://www.timesleader.com/features/677362/out-on-a-limb-great-time-to-be-genealogist-with-new-materials-available
- “Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives” a thread on Family Tree Forum, “Just spent ages looking at this site - mostly about steamships and ocean liners - contains many passengers lists, and original documents, such as brochures - even sample menus - and items on fashion aboard steamships,” posted by Muggins in Sussex, 2008-11-05. https://www.familytreeforum.com/showthread.php/44241-Gjenvick-Gj%C3%B8nvik-Archives
- "Travel in Steerage - Websites to Learn More," in My Ancestors and Me: and Other Relatives, Too., October 4, 2016, http://nancysfamilyhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2016/10/travel-in-steerage-websites-to-learn.html
- Fryxell, David A. " How to Your Research Ancestor’s Work for the WPA," Family Tree Magazine, October 20, 2015. https://www.familytreemagazine.com/premium/wpa-workers-genealogy/
- Silverrod, Nancy "Immigration Information," in Genealogy Resources At the San Francisco Public Library and Beyond, 2017-01-04, p. 17. https://sfpl.org/uploads/files/1/30/GENEALOGY_HANDOUT_1-4-2017.pdf
- Immigration and Naturalization [Resources], Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, #7 GG Archives - Phenomenal Site! https://immigrantships.net/newcompass/imnat/imm_nat.html
- Stanford, Xenia, "Delve into Twelve Unusual Sources for Your Eastern European Research: Overlooked Immigration Records," © 2018. https://findingyourroots.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Delve-into-Twelve-Unusual-Sources-for-Your-Eastern-European-Research.pdf
- "Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives," in the Northville Genealogical Society Newsletter, Volume 31, Number 1, Jan-Feb 2018:4, http://www.nvgensoc.org/NGS%20Newsletter%20Jan-Feb%202018.pdf - Extracted from Diane L. Richard’s, “Net Notes,” Internet Genealogy magazine, Dec/Jan 2018.
- "How to Search Ellis Island Records," in WikiHow to do anything..., Step #4 Find immigration documents on the GG Archives' website. https://www.wikihow.com/Search-Ellis-Island-Records
- TCasteel, "The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives - Steamship Tickets," in Tangled Trees: Finding Our Links in History, posted January 19, 2010. http://tangledtrees.blogspot.com/2010/01/gjenvick-gjnvik-archives-steamship.html
- "Primary Source Material," History Topics, Chestnut Hill College, Logue Library, http://library.chc.edu/history/topics
- "Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives," Cherbourg: La Cité de la Mer, Publié le 04/03/2014 par llouchard, https://mediathequedelamer.com/?liens=gjenvick-gjonvik-archives
- Battiston, Diego, "The Persistent Eﬀects of Brief Interactions: Evidence from Immigrant Ships," Job Market Paper, January 2018, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323615828
- Czech Out Your Ancestors, Texas Immigration Agent Records: Private agent “F. Russek”, the North German Lloyd line, and a new repository of records! Posted on May 8, 2013, http://czechoutyourancestors.com/2013/05/08/texas-immigration-agent-records-private-agent-f-russek-the-north-german-lloyd-line-and-a-new-repository-of-records/
- Historical records of money transfers for emigration (Remittance) from England? For examples of a draft (and a staggering amount of other information about and ephemera from the steamship companies) see The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives...https://genealogy.stackexchange.com/questions/5271/historical-records-of-money-transfers-for-emigration-remittance-from-england
- "Où trouver des archives sur le monde de la croisière ? Un site anglophone répondant au nom de Gjenvick-Gjønvik propose des milliers de ressources historiques sur les croisières d’antan. Un grand voyage dans le temps vous attend !" in Croisières d'exception: S'enrichir de la beauté du monde. https://www.croisieres-exception.fr/actualites/1369-ou-trouver-des-archives-sur-le-monde-de-la-croisiere
- "25 Free Family History Sites You Don’t Want to Miss" in the Family History Daily," #8 Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives, UD c 1915. https://familyhistorydaily.com/free-genealogy-resources/20-free-family-history-sites/
- "Current Value of Old Money: Trans-Atlantic and other Inter-continental Passenger Fares Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives: Steamship Tickets" new! The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives contain a wealth of information on emigration and immigration in the age of the passenger steamship. In addition to this section of tickets other information about fares can be found by using the website's search engine to search for "fares". http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/RDavies/arian/howmuch.html