Hessen Gatermann database #germany
Users of the Germany databases may have noticed that links to the images
associated with the Hessen Gatermann database are going to a blank
viewer screen, not the desired page.
The Hessian archives have informed me that they've changed their URLs.
Before setting out to rebuild the database I'm hoping to convince them
to add in a redirect routine.
In the meantime, note that the images can be accessed via
Roger Lustig, research coordinator, GerSIG <GerSIG.Research@...>
Users of the Germany databases may have noticed that links > to the images associated with the Hessen Gatermanndatabase > are going to a blank viewer screen, not the
desired page.> ...> In the meantime, note that the images
can be accessed via>
I regret that my mails dated 1 Nov. 2019 and 20 April 2020
to info@... did not reach the responsible persons.
The text shows the procedure how to get directly to the images:
>the links from "The Hessen Gatermann Index" to the images
at the Hessisches Haupt-Staatsarchiv Wiesbaden are broken.
>old: ... =http%3A//digitalisate.hadis.hessen.de/ ...
>new: ... =https://digitalisate-he.arcinsys.de/ ...
I tried the link you provided. I made the search for a name in the birth register. The answer was that there were no records that matched my search which was for MEIERSBURG and repeated with MEYERSBURG and FRANK.
I should have been more specific when giving the following link for
users to find images while the links in the Hessen Gatermann database
I wrote: In the meantime, note that the images can be accessed via
The search page is for town names. The results of that search should
include, on the right-hand side, an entry for "Standesregister der
jüdischen Gemeinden (1583 ff.)". Click on that one.
The result should be a list of links to the various available items. For
instance, for the town of Gudensberg, the results are:
Geburtsregister der Juden von Gudensberg, 1875-1901 (HHStAW Abt. 365 Nr.
Geburtsregister der Juden von Gudensberg, 1824-1874 (HHStAW Abt. 365 Nr.
Trauregister der Juden von Gudensberg, 1825-1900 (HHStAW Abt. 365 Nr. 386)
Sterberegister der Juden von Gudensberg, 1824-1900 (HHStAW Abt. 365 Nr. 387)
Now, in the Hessen Gatermann search results at JewishGen, next to the
link there is a call number of the form:
where x, p and i represent digits.
x represents the item number in the collection.
p represents the page/image number within the item.
s represents the serial number of the entry, which often appears in the
For example, a marriage from the town of Gudensberg might have the call
The xxx number (386 in this case) is the item number, which points to
the 3rd item listed above. Click on the appropriate item and then
navigate to the indicated page (36 here).
Complicated? Indeed! That's why we're trying to get the links in our
database fixed as soon as possible.
Thanks for your patience,
research coordinator, GerSIG