German Immigration Records

What are the German Immigration Records?

These records identify more than 4 million people that immigrated to the United States from Germany in the latter part of the 19th century. The information was derived from ship passenger lists kept by the U.S. Customs Service.

What genealogical data can I learn from the German Immigration Records?

The German Immigration Records may include:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Age
  • Town of last residence
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Literacy
  • Native country
  • Destination
  • Name of the ship
  • Port of departure
  • Date of arrival
  • Travel compartment status

What years does it cover?

The German Immigration Records span from 1850 to 1897.

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