This guide is highlights the most important indexes, tools, and resources for those doing genealogical research and family history. Although the Library does not support Genealogy, we do collect many resources for researching family histories.
Call Number: Baker/Berry E 184 .G3 G38 1988 v. 1 - 67 Jan. 1850-May 1851 - November 1895-June 1897
This multi-volume set "provides both the historian and the genealogists with an extensive database of German immigrants who came to the United States from 1850 through 1893 ... The passenger lists reproduced ... are arranged in chronological order by date of arrival... It should be noted that after 1856 these German immigrants include those coming not only from German states or territories but also from countries such as France, Switzerland, or Luxembourg." [Introduction]. Data includes passenger's name, age, sex, occupation, province and village, and destination.
Over one million passengers are listed with their age and date and place of arrivals. It is important to remember that these names are derived from published records; thus representing a small but still significant fraction of the twenty million immigrants to North America.
(Text and resources taken from the print edition of: Jaccaud, Robert D, comp. Passages to Family History: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the Dartmouth College Library. Rev. ed. Hanover: Dartmouth College Library, 1994).