GG Archives Website - Link to Homepage

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.

Diplomatic History, Volume 43, Issue 1, January 2019

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, https://doi.org/10.1093/dh/dhy059

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.

Popular Publications by the GG Archives

Immigrant Documents and Documentation - 2020 Edition

Immigrant Documents and Documentation - 2020 Edition [PDF]

Immigrant/Immigration documents available online at the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives include Vaccination Certificates, Immigrant Identification Cards, Immigrant ID Tags, Passage Contracts & Tickets, and Alien Cards.

Genealogists will find these especially useful in identifying the documents they have in their family heirlooms. Students often find the illustrations and information ideal for completing reports on immigration for school.

Steerage Illustration & Image Library - 2020 Edition

Steerage Illustration & Image Library - 2020 Edition [PDF]

Books, brochures, articles, and other ephemera provided many photographs of immigrants' conditions and experiences traveling in steerage from the late 1800s through World War I.

Students and Family Historians are welcome to use these photographs to illustrate your reports and family histories.

Ellis Island Image Library - 2020 Edition

Ellis Island Image Library - 2020 Edition [PDF]

Excellent Reference for Genealogists, Family Historians, and Students. And All Ellis Island Images include Sources.

Photographs and illustrations sourced from books, brochures, articles, and other ephemera provide insights into the conditions and experiences of immigrants entering the United States via Ellis Island in New York from the late 1800s through World War I.

Castle Garden Image Library - 2020 Edition

Castle Garden Image Library - 2020 Edition [PDF]

Books, brochures, articles, and other ephemera illustrated the conditions and experiences of immigrants who chose to enter the United States via Castle Garden in New York from 1855 through 1890. Students and Family Historians are welcome to use these illustrations for your reports and family histories.

 

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.

Return to Top of Page

Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives

Updates and Social Media

  • Visit our Facebook Page for the Latest News About the Activities of the Archives.