Danzig births 1847-1848 now searchable on JewishGen #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland #JewishGenUpdates
A new collection of Danzig births from 4 Sep 1847 to 23 Dec 1848 (+ one from 1846) is now searchable via JewishGen's Unified Search, Germany Database, and Poland Database. You may find it helpful to restrict your search by Town = Danzig, in addition to whatever surname you are looking for. (As a reminder, Danzig births 1905-1939 and some from 1832-1846 are already searchable on JewishGen.)
These births come from Fond 1497, vol. 2 of the Archiwum Państwowe w Gdańsku (APG), via scans generously shared by metryki.genbaza.pl / GenPol on their free website. Several years ago, we posted a finding aid to the birth, marriage, and death records in Fond 1497, including a (partial) name index. We have been working on fully transcribing those records (which contain more information than appears in the name index) and this update includes the first batch of records that have been both transcribed and proofread. Due to the difficult handwriting and narrative format of many of the records, this process requires considerable skill and effort. If you can read old German handwriting (Kurrent), please email me to inquire about volunteering, so we can expedite the indexing of these and other Danzig records.
Each birth record typically includes the child's given name and birth date; father's given name, surname, and occupation; mother's given name and maiden name. Some records have additional genealogical information, such as the names of other relatives (see Remarks field). In the Source field, the page number typically has the form "p. X / Y," referring to two numbers at the top of the first page concerning the birth, X being struck through and Y not struck through. There is usually more than one page per birth, the Source field only lists the first. The Source field contains a link to a scan of the first page (from which you can navigate to other pages) on the website metryki.genbaza.pl. You must already be logged in to that website in order to see the scan. For instructions about creating a (free) account there and logging in, see our finding aid. We have attempted to transcribe all genealogical information in these records, but, if you can read old German handwriting, you might want to check the scans, as some include lengthy narratives that might have other (not necessarily genealogical) information of interest (however, any names or places from narratives should be included in our database).
Surnames mentioned in these birth records:
ABRAHAM, ABRAMOWSKI, ALEXANDER, ANDERS, AUERBACH, BACHERT, BADEN, BAER, BAUM, BAUMANN, BECKER, BEHRENDT, BERNSTEIN, BIRNHOLZ, BLUMENTHAL, BORRASCH, BRAMSON, COHN, DAVIDSOHN, DEUTSCHLAND, EBENSTEIN, EISEN, ELIAS, EPHRAIM, FELDBRUCH, FRENKEL, FRIEDLAENDER, FRIEDLANDER, FÜRST, FÜRSTENBERG, FÜRSTENWALDE?, FUERST, FUERSTENBERG, GEISENBERG, GEISSENBERG, GELB, GERBER, GERSON, GOLDBERG, GOLDSCHMIDT, GOLDSTEIN, GOLDSTEIN?, GRÜN, GRUEN, GUTH, HARDER, HAUSHALTER, HERRMANN, HEYMANN, HIMMEL, HIRSCH, HIRSCHBERG, HIRSCHFELD, HIRSCHFELDT, HIRSCHFELDT?, HIRSCHSOHN, HIRSCHSON, HOCHMANN, HOHENSTEIN, ITALIENER, JACOBSOHN, JACOBSTHAL, KLEIMANN, KLOOS, KOHN, KOKOSCHKE, KROMBACH, KUPFER, LAND, LAUTZ, LAZARUS, LEVENSOHN, LEVI, LEVINSOHN, LEVINSON, LEVY, LEWI, LEWINSOHN, LEWINSON, LEWY, LICHTENFELD, LICHTENFELDT, LICHTENSTEIN, LINDENBAUM, LOEWENSTEIN, LOEWINSOHN, LÖVINSON, LÖWENSTEIN, LÖWINSOHN, LÖWY, MANNHEIM, MEIER, MEYER, MICHAELSON, MUNK, NATHAN, PARADIES, PARADIS, PERLBACH, PERLS, PRAG, RAHLSON, REIMANN, ROSENBERG, ROSENBERGER, ROSENBLATT, ROSENSTEIN, ROSENTHAL, SCHEER, SCHLEIMER, SCHWARZ, SILBERBERG, SILBERMANN, SILBERSTAEDTER, SILBERSTAETTER, SILBERSTÜCKER, SILBERSTEIN, SILBERSTÄTTER, SOMMER, SOMMERFELD, SPIRAU, SPIRO, STERNFELD, SZKOLNY, WAHLBERG, WEINBERG, WEINTRAUB, WEISSBERG, WERTHEIM, WILDORF, WILLDORF, WILLDORFF, WILLIG, WOLFHEIM, WUNDERMACHER, ZUCKERMANN, ZUTRAUN
JewishGen Research Director for Danzig/Gdańsk