Germany, Bremen Passenger Departure Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Foreign Language Title

Namenskartei aus den Bremen Schiffslisten.

Collection Time Period

This collection of passenger lists card index covers the years 1904 to 1914.

Record Description

This is a collection of handwritten cards covering the information of over 8,800 passengers.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found on the card index include:
• Surname
Sample digital image of a name card index to passenger lists from Bremen, Germany.

• Marital status
• Occupation
• Given name
• Departure date
• Passenger number
• Ship name
• Last residence place
• Destination place

How to Use the Records

Use the last residence given in the card index to pursue earlier records for the individual: birth records in any case, marriage records for those that had been married.

Record History

This card file was created by the Deutsches Ausland-Institut from Bremen passenger ship lists sometime between WWI and WWII. When the allies occupied Germany at the end of WWII the Institute was closed and later re-opened as the Institut für Austlandsbeziehungen. These records, created by the Deutsches Ausland-Institut, were subsequently transferred to the Bundesarchiv.
This name index includes approximately 8,800 individual emigrants. The cards appear to have been in a good condition when they were microfilmed in 1988.

Why This Collection Was Created?

The index was created to facilitate access to the information in the Bremen passenger lists. It was created by the Deutsches Ausland-Institut who was interested in documenting German groups outside of Germany.

Record Reliability

The information is pretty reliable; however, as this index has been derived from the actual passenger lists, errors may have occurred during the indexing process.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

"Germany, Bremen Passenger Departure Lists, 1904-1914." index and images, FamilySearch ( accessed March 21, 2011). entry for Josef Pater, departure 16 August 1913, destination: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A.; Citing Departure Lists, FHL microfilm 1,568,603. Deutsches Ausland-Institut Stuttgart, Germany.

Sources of Information for This Collection:

Deutsches Ausland-Institut. Namenskartei aus den "Bremer Schiffslisten", 1904-1914. R 57:12/1-16. Bundesarchiv Koblenz, Germany.

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