Ancestry has added the Hamburg Emigration Lists, 1850-1934 to its Immigration Collection. This database contains images of passenger lists of ships departing from the port of Hamburg, Germany from 1850-1934 (except for 1915-1919 during WWI). These records were created by the Staatsarchiv Hamburg and have been digitized from microfilm in partnership with them. The years 1890-1913 are searchable, with the names found in the index linked to actual images of the passenger lists, Unindexed images from 1850-1890 can be browsed by year.
The Hamburg passenger lists are a great source for researchers with ancestors from central and eastern Europe as approximately one-third of the people from these areas who emigrated did so through Hamburg. If you do not know the place of origin of your ancestor, the Hamburg, Germany Passenger Lists is a great place to begin looking for that information.
There are two groups of passenger lists in this database â€“ Direct Passenger Lists and Indirect Passenger Lists. Direct Passenger Lists include the ships that left from Hamburg and went directly to their final destination. Indirect Passenger Lists include the ships that left from Hamburg and stopped at other ports on the way to their final destination.
Information contained in this database includes:
- Name of passenger
- Birth date (or estimated birth year if birth date is not available)
- Marital status
- Relationship to head of family
- Military Service
- Final place of destination
- Port of departure
- Date of departure
- Port of arrival
- Shipping Line
- Ship Type
- Ship Name
- Which flag sailed under
- Source information (page, line, microfilm roll, and series numbers)
Note: 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 in the search template above. If you do not wish to search the index using the search template, the images may also be browsed by selecting the appropriate time frame.
The image above is from the Ancestry database of Passenger Ships and Lists. Click on the image to enlarge it.