The German Emigrants Database is a research project on European emigration to the United States of America. The database contains information about people who left Europe for the United States of America primarily from German ports. The main sources of the data in the German Emigrants Database are the passenger manifests of the ships on which the emigrants traveled. For some emigrants additional information is also available.

The German Emigrants Database can help you with your genealogical search for your forefathers who emigrated. Before you start a search, please inquire about the current data stock as the database is not complete. The passenger manifests of the emigrant ships are handwritten forms and the quality of data differs greatly due to various historical circumstances.


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