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 Glatzle collection emigrants from Baden and Wuerttemberg
Bayern/Bavaria Emigrants from Oberbayern,($)
Braunschweig/Brunswick Every-name index toAuswandererlisten des ehemaligen Herzogtums Braunschweig 1846-1871, by Fritz Gruhne
Hannover/Hanover Emigrants from Northern Friesland

Emigration from Niedersachsen, includes material for Oldenburg
Former county of Wildeshausen
Port of Cuxhaven
15,000 emigrants from the Emsland and Grafschaft Bentheim regions
Grafschaft of Bentheim

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

Index of emigrants, Westphalia and Lower 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