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German Genealogy

Bremen

(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)

Resources

Bremen (Genealogy.net)

  • Bremen 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 searching.
     
  • Kirchenbuch-Inventar der Reien Hansestadt Bremen. FHL film 953001 item 1.