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William Filby, is a series of books which indexes passenger arrival records of ships carrying Germans to the U. Due to its inclusion criteria, this series is considered to be an incomplete—though fairly thorough—index to German passengers arriving in America during this period. The quality of the transcription varies, but the series is still an excellent research tool for tracking down German immigrant ancestors.
If a listing is found in "Germans to America," then the original passenger lists should be consulted, as they may contain further details. The database version created by the Center for Immigration Studies at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies the same group that created the published versions was originally published on CD and is now available for free online from the National Archives and FamilySearch.
It is unclear exactly how the data compiled in the Germans to America, — database relates directly to the published volumes. NARA staff has found that there are ship manifests included in the database that are not included in the respective published volumes, and that there is also a difference in the covered time periods. From , separate lists were maintained for direct passengers and indirect passengers. These passengers may have had stopovers in other ports on their way to their final destination, but they remained on the same ship.
Transfers to other ships occurred mostly in English, French, Belgian, and Dutch ports, and usually had to do with reducing travel costs. From onward, the direct and indirect passengers were no longer recorded in separate lists. Not all of this information may be available for each individual as not all of the passenger list forms included all of these fields.
Many of these items may be used to search the index for the years , using the search template above. In the case that the record you are looking for cannot be found by searching, you may want to begin by browsing the companion database, Hamburg Passenger Lists, Handwritten Indexes, Using the handwritten indexes, you can look up the name of your ancestor alphabetically by year and find the departure date or page number of the passenger list. Then you can return to this database and browse to the images by selecting the year of departure, then selecting the particular volume Band that covers the date range when your ancestor sailed, then browsing to the image that matches the departure date or page number found in the handwritten index.
If you already know the departure date you can browse directly to it from here.
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Note: Use of the data and images in this online database is governed by the terms and conditions of this site. Any use of these records not specifically permitted in the terms and conditions requires the permission of the Hamburg State Archive. Information contained in this database includes: Name of passenger Gender Age Birth date or estimated birth year if birth date is not available Birthplace Occupation Residence Nationality Marital status Relationship to head of family Religion Military Service Final place of destination Port of departure Date of departure Port of arrival Shipping Line Ship Type Accommodation Ship Name Which flag sailed under Source information page, line, microfilm roll, and series numbers Not all of this information may be available for each individual as not all of the passenger list forms included all of these fields.
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