Smith, Clifford Neal. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs.
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This database consists of six works by Clifford Neal Smith, originally known as German-American Genealogical Research Monographs. One of the author's primary goals has been to rescue buried data pertaining to 18th- and 19th-century Germany emigration and make it available to researchers. Smith's German-American Genealogical Research Monographs were important instruments for achieving that objective, and contain compiled lists of emigrants from various locations throughout Germany.
Emigrants from the Former Amt Damme, Oldenburg (Now Niedersachsen), Germany, Mainly to the United States, 1830- 1849
This title was originally released as German-American Genealogical Research Monograph 12. The booklet includes the German townships of Damme, Holdorf, and Neuenkirchen, which are today part of Niedersachen. Arranged by farming community, it identifies nearly 3,000 persons who immigrated to North America between 1830 and 1849. For the most part, Smith has transcribed each individual's name (sometimes only a surname), the number of persons traveling with that passenger, date of departure, and, sometimes, names of family members, occupation, and destination. A surname index at the back of the work makes finding persons relatively simple. (Much of the information in this volume was originally published in an article prepared from official files.)
Emigrants from Fellbach (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany), 1735-1930
This title was originally released as German-American Genealogical Research Monograph 14. It was based on the work of Otto Conrad, which was published in German in 1934. Smith's introduction discusses the method used to gather the information and the varying reasons for German emigration from this area. The passengers are arranged alphabetically, obviating the need for an index. Information found on each emigrant includes full name, occupation, date of departure, and, sometimes, a specific destination in America. In a few cases we learn the name of a passenger's spouse, parent(s), or sibling, and the number of accompanying family members.
Emigrants from the West-German Fuerstenberg Territories (Baden and the Palatinate) to America and Central Europe 1712, 1737, 1787
This title was based on a 1937 article by Hermann Baier that compared emigration patterns from that principality over three widely scattered years. Most of the emigrants who did not go to America traveled instead to Hungary, from which their descendants might have later left for the U.S. For each individual, this work gives name, place of origin, year of emigration, destination (if known), source, and such comments as name of spouse, place or date of marriage, whether married before, name of parent(s), and so forth.
Emigrants from the Principality of Hessen-Hanau, Germany, 1741-1767
This list of emigrants for Hessen-Hanau was derived from a register of the Privy Council of that former principality, which the author discovered in the Staatsarchiv, Marburg, Germany. These passengers departed for America (principally Pennsylvania), as well as for Hungary, Lithuania, Pomerania, and Russia. (These Eastern European Germans should not be dismissed by U.S. researchers because their descendants may have taken part in the great Eastern European exodus of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.)
For the researcher's convenience, the author has arranged this booklet in two parts: (1) the body of the work consists of a chronologically arranged list of emigrants as they appeared in the original register; (2) the balance is an annotated index of all persons named in the register with their ages, ship traveled on, date of embarkation, and any other information the author could attribute to them from Strassburger & Hinke's Pennsylvania German Pioneers.
Emigrants from Saxony (Grandduchy of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach) to America, 1854, 1859
This work was culled by the author from two articles by Dr. Herbert Koch, published in 1959 and 1961, that name German emigrants found in official notices compiled in the process of issuing permits to leave Saxony. Smith arranged the passengers in alphabetical order, giving their place of origin within Saxony and, in many cases, remarks such as name of spouse, number of offspring, and occupation. Most of these emigrants went to the U.S., others to Brazil or Canada.
19th-Century Emigration from Kreis Simmern (Hunsrueck), Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany to Brazil, England, Russian Poland, and USA
The names in this booklet were extracted from two articles published in Germany in 1935 and 1938. Approximately 56% of these individuals emigrated to the U.S.: 37% to Brazil, and 5% to England. In this work, the author has arranged the names according to hometown of origin and, thereunder, by the country of destination. In most cases, we learn the emigrant's name, year emigrated, occupation, date of birth, and frequently, the city or state of destination. The roughly 2,500 persons named in the volume, whose dates of emigration span the last 70 years of the 19th century, are easily found by means of the surname index at the back.
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