to the German Jewish Special Interest Group GerSIG) home page.
Our purpose is to present and preserve genealogical information
about the Jewish communities in German-speaking regions and to
trace our ancestors and better understand the lives they led.
Our coverage includes other German-speaking or once German ruled
areas such as Alsace, Lorraine, Silesia, Posen, and parts of Switzerland
and Poland. Austria, Bohemia and Moravia were once covered by
GerSig but now receive primary coverage by another
Germans were great record-keepers, and the information about Jews
and their communities go back many hundreds of years. Furthermore,
since the Holocaust, many non-Jewish Germans have been motivated
to assemble, organize and report on the Jewish history and genealogy
of their communities. There is a wealth of information available
to German Jewish genealogists; the challenge is where to find