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Germans to America : Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports 1850-1897

Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby.
(Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1988-)

Germans to America (Series II) : Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports in the 1840s

Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby.
(Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 2002-)

Note: These series can be found in many large research and genealogical libraries and should be consulted there. The volumes may also be available for purchase; list price is US$90 per volume (2003). These volumes are not held by the contributor of this listing, nor are they available anywhere on the internet. Please consult the accompanying list of known holding libraries.

Broderbund publishes most of the book series in CD form: Family Archive CD 355: "Passenger and Immigration Lists: Germans to America, 1850-1874", and Family Archive CD 356: "Passenger and Immigration Lists: Germans to America, 1875-1888". These CDs contain some entries that are absent in the book series. The passengers are listed strictly alphabetically on the CDs; this often makes it difficult to discern family groups properly. They also do not list the port of arrival; for that information you must consult the books instead. For a list of volunteers willing to do lookups in genealogical CDs, see the Genealogy CD List". The following organizations will do lookups in the book series for a fee:

Also for a fee, the Friends of the Morgenstern Museum will do lookups in a database derived and extended from this series, which is maintained by the Historisches Museum Bremerhaven. In addition, the Forschungsstelle Deutsche Auswanderer in den USA (DAUSA) will do lookups for a fee in the book series and the CDs combined with the possibility to get photocopies of the original passenger lists. The DAUSA also has, in German and English, critical remarks to "Germans to America" (see "Passagierlisten/passenger lists") on its homepage.

This book series indexes passenger arrival lists from US ports, giving names, ages, occupations, and sometimes places of origin for many German immigrants, grouped by families. It also lists the ship, ports, and the date of the passenger ship list. The quality of the transcription varies, and because of its inclusion criteria, it is to be considered an incomplete index to German passengers, but it still can be quite useful. Make sure you consult the original passenger lists also!

Note in particular that 000 as an indication of the place of origin seems ambiguous because, in the book's typeface, O looks like 0. It almost always means place unknown (000), not Obermoellrich (O00).


      TITLE: Germans to America : lists of passengers arriving at
               U.S. Ports 1850-1897
     EDITOR: Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby.
  PUB. INFO: Wilmington, DE : Scholarly Resources, 1988-
DESCRIPTION: v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
   SUBJECTS: *S1 German Americans--Genealogy.
             *S2 Ships--United States--Passenger lists.
             *S3 Immigrants--United States--Registers.
             *S4 United States--Emigration and immigration.
             *S5 Germany--Emigration and immigration.
      NOTES: Includes bibliographies and indexes.
       ISBN: 0-8420-2279-1 (set)
   LOCATION: LC E184.G3 G38 1988

Vol.  Date range covered         ISBN           Published
____  _________________________  _____________  _________
-- Part 1, January 2, 1850 - December 31, 1855, volumes 19
 1     2 Jan 1850 - 24 May 1851  0-8420-2315-1  Feb 1988
 2    24 May 1851 -  5 Jun 1852  0-8420-2316-X  Apr 1988
 3     5 Jun 1852 - 21 Sep 1852  0-8420-2317-8  Aug 1988
 4    22 Sep 1852 - 28 May 1853  0-8420-2318-6  Sep 1988
 5    28 May 1853 - 24 Oct 1853  0-8420-2319-4  Jun 1989
 6    24 Oct 1853 -  4 May 1854  0-8420-2320-8  Sep 1989
 7     5 May 1854 -  4 Aug 1854  0-8420-2321-6  Sep 1989
 8     4 Aug 1854 - 11 Dec 1854  0-8420-2322-4  Dec 1989
 9    12 Dec 1854 - 31 Dec 1855  0-8420-2323-2  Dec 1989
-- Part 2, January 3, 1856 - December 31, 1870, volumes 1024
10     3 Jan 1856 - 27 Apr 1857  0-8420-2355-0  Jul 1990
11    27 Apr 1857 - 30 Nov 1857  0-8420-2356-9  Sep 1990
12     2 Nov 1857 - 29 Jul 1859  0-8420-2357-7  Dec 1990
13     1 Aug 1859 - 31 Dec 1860  0-8420-2358-5  Jan 1991
14     2 Jan 1861 - 29 May 1863  0-8420-2359-3  Jan 1991
15     1 Jun 1863 - 31 Oct 1864  0-8420-2360-7  Feb 1991
16     1 Nov 1864 -  2 Nov 1865  0-8420-2361-5  Feb 1991
17     4 Nov 1865 - 12 Jun 1866  0-8420-2384-4  May 1991
18    13 Jun 1866 - 27 Dec 1866  0-8420-2385-2  May 1991
19     2 Jan 1867 - 15 Aug 1867  0-8420-2386-0  May 1991
20    19 Aug 1867 - 14 May 1868  0-8420-2387-9  May 1991
21    15 May 1868 - 29 Sep 1868  0-8420-2388-7  Sep 1991
22     2 Oct 1868 - 31 May 1869  0-8420-2389-5  Sep 1991
23     1 Jun 1869 - 31 Dec 1869  0-8420-2390-9  Dec 1991
24     3 Jan 1870 - 31 Dec 1870  0-8420-2401-8  Dec 1991
-- Part 3, January 2, 1871 - June 17, 1897, volumes 25-67
25     2 Jan 1871 - 30 Sep 1871  0-8420-2402-6  Jun 1992
26     2 Oct 1871 - 30 Apr 1872  0-8420-2403-4  Jun 1992
27     2 May 1872 - 31 Jul 1872  0-8420-2404-2  Oct 1992
28     1 Aug 1872 - 31 Dec 1872  0-8420-2405-0  Oct 1992
29     2 Jan 1873 - 31 May 1873  0-8420-2406-9  Feb 1993
30       Jun 1873 -    Nov 1873  0-8420-2407-7  May 1993
31     1 Dec 1873 - 29 Dec 1874  0-8420-2408-5  May 1993
32     4 Jan 1875 - 30 Sep 1876  0-8420-2409-3  May 1993
33     2 Oct 1876 - 30 Sep 1878  0-8420-2410-7  Sep 1993
34     1 Oct 1878 - 31 Dec 1879  0-8420-2411-5  Sep 1993
35     2 Jan 1880 - 30 Jun 1880  0-8420-2412-3  Mar 1994
36     1 Jul 1880 - 29 Nov 1880  0-8420-2501-4  Mar 1994
37     1 Dec 1880 - 14 Apr 1881  0-8420-2502-2  May 1994
38    16 Apr 1881 - 31 May 1881  0-8420-2503-0  May 1994
39     1 Jun 1881 -  6 Aug 1881  0-8420-2504-9  Sep 1994
40     8 Aug 1881 - 31 Oct 1881  0-8420-2505-7  Sep 1994
41     1 Nov 1881 - 27 Mar 1882  0-8420-2506-5  Jan 1995
42    28 Mar 1882 - 18 May 1882  0-8420-2507-3  Nov 1994
43    19 May 1882 -  9 Aug 1882  0-8420-2508-1  Dec 1995
44    10 Aug 1882 - 15 Nov 1882  0-8420-2509-X  Dec 1995
45    16 Nov 1882 - 19 Apr 1883  0-8420-2510-3  Dec 1995
46    20 Apr 1883 - 30 Jun 1883  0-8420-2565-0  Dec 1995
47     2 Jul 1883 - 31 Oct 1883  0-8420-2566-9  Dec 1995
48     1 Nov 1883 - 14 Apr 1884  0-8420-2567-7  Dec 1995
49    15 Apr 1884 - 30 Jun 1884  0-8420-2568-5  Feb 1996
50     2 Jul 1884 - 29 Nov 1884  0-8420-2569-3  Feb 1996
51       Dec 1884 -    Jun 1885  0-8420-2614-2  Jul 1996
52       Jul 1885 -    Apr 1886  0-8420-2615-0  Jul 1996
53     1 May 1886 -  3 Jan 1887  0-8420-2616-9  Sep 1996
54     3 Jan 1887 - 30 Jun 1887  0-8420-2617-7  Sep 1996
55     1 Jul 1887 - 30 Apr 1888  0-8420-2618-5  Apr 1997
56     1 May 1888 - 30 Nov 1888  0-8420-2619-3  Apr 1997
57     1 Dec 1888 - 30 Jun 1889  0-8420-2315-1  Feb 1998
58     1 Jul 1889 - 30 Apr 1890  0-8420-2666-5  Dec 1997
59     1 May 1890 - 28 Nov 1890  0-8420-2667-3  May 1998
60     1 Dec 1890 - 29 May 1891  0-8420-2668-1  May 1998
61     1 Jun 1891 - 31 Oct 1891  0-8420-2670-3  Jan 2000
62     2 Nov 1891 - 31 May 1892  0-8420-2671-1  Jan 2000
63     1 Jun 1892 - 31 Dec 1892  0-8420-2737-8  Jan 2000
64     2 Jan 1893 - 31 Jul 1893  0-8420-2738-6  Jan 2000
65     1 Aug 1893 - 30 Jun 1894  0-8420-2739-4  Jun 2001
66     2 Jul 1894 - 31 Oct 1895  0-8420-2840-4  Aug 2001
67     1 Nov 1895 - 17 Jun 1897  0-8420-2841-2  Nov 2001

      TITLE: Germans to America (Series II): lists of passengers arriving at
               U.S. Ports
     EDITOR: Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby
  PUB. INFO: Wilmington, DE : Scholarly Resources, 2002-

Vol.  Date range covered   ISBN           Published
____  ___________________  _____________  _________
 1    Jan 1840 - Jun 1843  0-8420-5081-7  Jan 2002
 2    Jul 1843 - Dec 1845  0-8420-5082-5  May 2002
 3    Jan 1846 - Oct 1846  0-8420-5083-3  Sep 2002
 4    Nov 1846 - Jul 1847  0-8420-5084-1  Sep 2002
 5    Jul 1847 - Mar 1848  0-8420-5085-x  Mar 2003
 6    Apr 1848 - Oct 1848  0-8420-5086-8  Mar 2003


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