Internet Resources for Finding 19th Century German Emigrants

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Many lists of German emigrants listing towns of origin are found on the internet. Following is a list of useful websites. Additional material can be found by entering the German region plus the terms “emigrants, emigration” or their German equivalents: “Auswanderer, Auswanderung” in a search engine.

General Information[edit | edit source]

U.S. and German passenger lists and indexes[edit | edit source]

Regional Lists and Indexes of Emigrants[edit | edit source]

  • Regional emigrant databases: DELAUS – Delmenhorst 1830-1930, CUXAUS Cuxhaven 1830-1930, CLAUS - Cloppenburg and Vechta areas 1830- abt. 1875, – Bad Laer near Osnabrueck

Baden

Bayern/Bavaria

Braunschweig/Brunswick

  • http://www.thomas-erbe.de/ahnen/buch/001.htm - every-name index to: Fritz Gruhne, Auswandererlisten des ehemaligen Herzogtums Braunschweig 1846-1871. The book is available at the Family History Library, call # 943.59 W29g, [Int’l Reference], on microfilm 1045468 Item 10

Hannover/Hanover

  • http://aidaonline.niedersachsen.de/ - Niedersachsen State archives searcheable archive inventory online, which includes a list of emigrants from the areas covered by the various state archives. Follow these steps:

- Click on “Auswanderersuche” to the right of the “Suchen”[search] field

- Enter surname in field labeled “Suchbegriffe” and click on “Weiter”

- The next screen displays the record groups selected for the search. Click “suchen”

- The list of hits is displayed next. If nothing was found, it may say “keine Treffer” [no hits]

- Click “erneute Suche” if you want to search again

Hessen/Hesse

  • http://www.hadis.hessen.de – Online inventory system for the Hessen State archives. Enter the surname in the box labeled „Schnellsuche“ . Emigrants specifically are found under the heading „Auswanderer-Nachweise“, but can be found under other topics as well. Click on the topic for a detailed list of entries
  • http://rheingau-genealogie.de/seite16.htm - Auswanderung aus dem Rheingau

Lippe-Detmold

Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Oldenburg

Rheinland/Rhineland

Sachsen/Saxony

Schaumburg-Lippe

  • http://www.blume-gen.de/ - click on “Schaumburger Auswanderer” on the right for a list of emigrants from Schaumburg-Lippe

Schleswig-Holstein

Thüringen/Thuringia

Westfalen/Westphalia

Wittgenstein

Wuerttemberg

Lists of emigrants from individual towns[edit | edit source]

Germans to Latin America[edit | edit source]

last updated 4 Feb 2009