Web Links

These are some of the contacts and sources of information that the working group has been fortunate to be in contact with. They have been a great help, and continue in their support for our endeavor.


- Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Familienforschung/ Swiss Society for Family Research



- Genealogy Database of the LDS (Mormon) Church



- Zentralbibliothek Zürich/ Zürich Central Library



- Staatsarchiv des Kantons Zürich/Archive of Zürich Kanton



- Schweizerische Heraldische Gesellschaft - Swiss Heraldic Society



- Find a Grave


This is an organization which, with a large number of volunteers, has the goal of recording all the graves and cemeteries of the USA (and other countries). It's website can be searched for names of specific persons, of a general name or of whole cemeteries, and generally shows a picture of the gravestone, and gives the inscription (usually at least name and dates). In many cases it also gives a location of the gravestone, and indicates links to the graves of parents, spouse and children. Most important, many entries give an obituary which often can lead to the names of many other family members. The website in most cases also gives the name of the volunteer who submitted the data.


- GeneaNet


This organization in Germany allows family historians to publish their family trees. As a member one can then indicate one's search parameter name, and whenever that name shows up in a submission, the link is sent by E-Mail. The website then also gives the name of the submitting historian, and in most cases provides a means of contacting that person. It also publishes short scans from literature searches, where the search name appears.


- Fredy Dobler, Genealogist, Riedikon, Switzerland



- Passenger Lists of the Port of Bremen, Germany 1920 - 1939

In the Archive of the Trade office of Bremen you can find 2953 Passenger Lists of ships from 1920 to 1939, which left Bremen with the destinations USA, Canada or South America.




- German Emigration Databank

The German Emigrant Databank (Deutsche Auswanderer-Datenbank DAD) covers the time period 1820 bis 1939, and the data focuses on European emigration through German ports to North America. The port of Bremen alone processed about seven million persons between 1832 and 1938 emigrating to North America.




- Ellis Island Passenger Arrivals




- Research Office for German Emigration to the USA

The Research Office for German Emigration to the USA (Forschungsstelle Deutsche Auswanderer in den USA, "DAUSA") was started in 1986 as part of the Institut for Political Science of the University of Oldenburg.




- National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

NARA is located in Washington, D.C., and is the central Archive of the government of the USA. It was founded in 1934, and documents the political and cultural events iv the USA. In the collection are all the important national documents such as the "Declaration of Independence", the "Constitution of the United States" and the "The Bill of Rights" (1789). In the genealogical department the passenger lists from 1819 to 1959 can be found.




- Ships to America starting from 1683

Ship Passenger Lists to Pennsylvania, covering German-Speaking German, Swiss, Dutch and French (Palatine) immigrants.





- Commercial Genealogy Companies




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