(Freistadt / Free City-State) [Presently in Bremen as city-state]
Some basic facts about Bremen: (from Uncapher, Wendy K. and Linda M. Herrick. German Maps & Facts for Genealogy. Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins Books, 2002)
Population: 1812 - 47,797; 1842 - 72,820; 1855 - 88,877; 1864 - 104,006; 1871 - 122,402; 1875 - 142,200 (69,257 males and 72,943 females)
Dominant Religion: Protestant (1871 - Evangelical - 118,103; Catholic - 3,550; Other - 284; Jewish - 465)
Passenger Lists, 1920-1939. From 1875 - 1908, the
staff of the ´Nachweisungsbureau´decided to destroy all lists
older than 3 years because of lack of office space.. With the
exception of 2.953 passenger lists for the years 1920 – 1939
all other lists were lost in World War II.
Bremen Passenger Lists 1920-1939. While most of the Bremen
passenger departure records were destroyed, 2,953 of them from
1920-1939 (still incomplete) have survived and are stored at the
Bremen Chamber of Commerce. A Bremen based genealogical society
called Die Maus is transcribing these lists and putting them on
their website. The years 1920-1924 are presently available for
- Kirchenbuch-Inventar der Reien Hansestadt Bremen. FHL film 953001 item 1.