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- September 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm #344021
[size=12pt]Useful links in your Slavic genealogy research:[/size]
Czech and Carpatho-Rusyn:
Add any useful likes to this if you have any about your country.September 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm #395551
L'viv Archives Great for those looking for Galicia, Lemko, Rusyn, and Ukrainian information
Official Web-Portal of State Archival Service of Ukraine In English
InfoUkes Ukrainian Canadian site for of information
Toronto Ukrainian Genealogical Group (TUGG)
The Ukrainian WeeklySeptember 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm #395552
Map of Polish surnames and their distribution in PolandOctober 14, 2013 at 10:11 pm #395553
From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, and Bremen was an important originating point for many from Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe/Balkans, East Central Europe, and Baltic countries.
Bremen Passenger Lists (the Original) A Project with the Bremen Chamber of Commerce and the Bremen Staatsarc
This is an important resource, but keep the following in mind:
The "Ordiance Concerning the Emigration Traveling on Domestic or Foreign Ships" from 1832 in Bremen was the first state law with the purpose to protect emigrants. Among other things it required that the shipowners must maintain passenger lists.
In 1851 the Bremen Chamber of Commerce established the "Nachweisungsbureau für Auswanderer" (the Information Office for Emigrants), where the ship captains had to deliver their lists.
The rules and regulations of the ´Nachweisungsbureau´ considerably improved the quality of both the stay at Bremen prior to the sailing plus the seaworthiness of the ships.
Unfortunately, all lists from 1875 – 1908 older than 3 years were destroyed due to lack of space in the Bremen Archives.
With the exception of 3017 passenger lists for the years 1920 – 1939 all other lists were lost in World War II.
These saved lists had been stowed away in a salt mine at Bernburg an der Saale in 1942 together with other archives for the purpose of protection, and were transferred into the custody of Moscow Archives at the end of WW II. In 1987 and 1990 those lists were given back to the Bremen Chamber of Commerce.
An agreement of July 1999 between the Bremen Chamber of Commerce and the Bremen Society for Genealogical Investigation, DIE MAUS (´The Mouse´), provides the basis for digitizing the passenger lists by members of DIE MAUS (i.e., the ´e-migration mice´).
Copies of lists from 1907/08 and 1913/14 had been provided for statistical evaluations in Stuttgart. After WWII some of these lists and a card index were archived at the "Bundesarchiv Koblenz" as Bremen Shiplists. They are trancribed also.
Note: My uncle came through Bremen on the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse but his record is not present in this database. However, the list of towns is a great resource, and helped me in locating villages. Therefore, try using all aspects of the database, even if your ancestor does not appear.
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