Logan J. Kleinwaks
Thanks to the ongoing efforts of Rodney Eisfelder and new
contributions >from Joyaa Antares, Logan Kleinwaks, and Dan Ruby, there
has been a significant update to the Finding Aid to Online Danzig
Civil Records, 1874-1914 at
That web page now includes a partial index of marriages where either
the bride or groom's religion is stated to be Jewish (i.e., including
mixed marriages) for 1875-1901. Eventually, the partial index will
extend to 1914 and this information plus additional details >from the
records will be fully searchable in the Danzig Database that is part
of the JewishGen All-Germany and All-Poland Databases (both now
searchable via the JewishGen Unified Database Search).
Also, the description in the yellow box has been updated with
information about searchable partial indexes to civil birth, marriage,
and death records on the website of the West Pomeranian Genealogical
Society (https://serwer1735115.home.pl/wyszukiwarka/). These indexes
are based on offline indexes available in the Gdansk Archives and
prepared many years ago by Marianna Stanke, which previously were
(supposedly) not allowed to be put online. They are very helpful, but
be advised they are not 100% accurate and do not always indicate
religion, so always look at any corresponding record scans that might
be of interest.
Please read the yellow box carefully as it describes strategies for
finding civil records even though they are not yet fully indexed.
I'd like to especially thank Rodney for his rigorous approach to
creating the marriage index. Each civil record (Jewish or not) was
independently examined by two people and any differences in the
information they extracted >from the Jewish records were then resolved
by further examination. I am confident that the data produced by
Rodney's team will have the highest accuracy we can hope for.
If you would like to help transcribe the civil marriage records
(written in German Kurrent-style script) or other records we are
working on, please contact me.
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
near Washington, D.C.