This web site serves Jewish genealogists with roots in Bavarian Swabia and affiliates as a meeting place, workbench and collective data repository. Our aim is to make historical civil records and other relevant archival material digitally accessible on the internet.

Our fully searchable jgbs database provides access to tens of thousands of 19th century civil records for the Jewish inhabitants of towns and villages in Bavarian Swabia. To date, we have published a major portion of available records. We are gradually working towards making them all accessible. The database summary gives you an overview of what records are currently available, which records are still being worked on or are not yet in our hands.

You may want to start by reading the 'How to search' page.

The database is freely searchable by anybody. You don't need to be a member to search or to access the original records. It is the members, who have transcribed the records in the past and are still engaged in this activity. They have privileged access to the discussion forum. Membership in jgbs is free. If you do have a legitimate interest in our work and would like to join, write to us.

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