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Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca
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Germans & Swiss Immigration to USA & Canada
Pre-1820 Approximately 650,000 individuals of all nationalities arrived in America before 1820. Most were English and Welsh. Smaller numbers of German, Irish, Scotch-Irish, Dutch, French, Spanish, African, and other nationalities also arrived. These immigrants tended to settle in the eastern, middle-Atlantic, and southern states. Before January 1, 1820, the U.S. Federal Government did not require captains or masters of vessels to present a passenger list to U.S. officials. The lists that remain for the period before 1820 are varied in content. They range from name only lists to giving the person's full name, age, and country of origin.
1820-1880 Over 10 million immigrants came from northern Europe, the British Isles, and Scandinavia between 1820 and 1880. There was a large increase in the number of immigrants from Germany and Ireland beginning in the 1840s and 1850s. Some settled in large eastern and midwestern cities, but most migrated to the midwest and west.
1880-1920 More than 25 million immigrants, mainly from southern and eastern Europe came to USA. Many came from Germany, Italy, Ireland, Austria-Hungary, Russia, and England. Many settled in the larger cities, including New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia. From 1820 to 1902 Custom Passengers Lists were kept the Customs Department. In 1883 the Immigration and Naturalization Service started keeping the records, and these are referred to as Immigration Passenger Lists
The two main German ports of embarkation were Bremen and Hamburg, where German officials prepared lists of emigrants. The majority of immigrants came to New York, but many went to New Orleans and Baltimore, with fewer going to Boston and Philadelphia
To find your German or Swiss ancestors you will want to consult
Germans to America, 1875-1888 Ships Passenger Lists
German and Swiss Settlers in America, 1700s-1800s - fully-searchable CD ROM listing age, gender, occupation, place of origin, and date of arrival for 2 million German immigrants to United States
Germans to America, 1850-1874 Ships Passenger Lists
Ships Passenger Lists Index, 1500s-1900s - Indexed CD with names of approximately 3,530,000 individuals who arrived in United States and Canadian ports
Immigrants to the New World, 1600s-1800s
Immigrants to Pennsylvania, 1600s-1800s - * William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania, by William I. Hull, * Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750, with Their Early History in Ireland, by Albert C. Myers, * Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750. Being a List of Certificates of Removal Received at Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends, by Albert C. Myers, * Emigrants to Pennsylvania, 1641-1819. A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, ed. Michael Tepper, * Pennsylvania German Pioneers. A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808, by Ralph B. Strassburger and William J. Hinke, * Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775, with the Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808, by William Henry Egle, * A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French, and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776, by Israel D. Rupp, * Record of Indentures of Individuals Bound Out as Apprentices, Servants, Etc. and of German and Other Redemptioners in the Office of the Mayor of Philadelphia . . . 1771 to . . . 1773, * Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819, ed. Michael Tepper and Elizabeth P. Bentley
Hamburg Emigration Lists searchable database of 5 million people (Russian, German, Jewish, Austrian) who emigrated from Hamburg, Germany from 1850 to 1934 mostly to the United States. You can search for free and obtain results but for more details there is a fee. Here is an example of what you can see for free [Passenger
Number 330235; Surname Schmidt; First Name Adam; State of Origin Hessen-Nassau; Marital
Status -- ; Date of Birth 1864/1865; Destination New York ; Attendant
Family Members none; Category d ] Bremen Passenger Lists 1920 - 1939 searchable database. Hint: Use the German language search engine! The English search engine doesn't always work Ellis Island Ships Passenger Lists Search passenger records to New York from 1892 to 1924
Ship and Immigration Records Variety of records (Ships passenger lists, declarations of intent, etc) from Germany to USA & Canada
The New York Times which began publication in September 1851, is available at many large libraries. The type of vessel is normally indicated on the arrival
report, which may also give information about events on the voyage. Sometimes names are also given, although full passenger lists are not. You can search the NY Times online! Search
1881-1906 These are off-site pay databases but you may be able to use a free trial offer to view them.
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