Germans to United States of America
American Memory Library of Congress
- Andrusko, Samuel M. Der Deutsche Pionier: membership
lists (1869-1887) of the Deutschen Pionier-Verein ofCincinnati
and branches in Dayton and Toledo (Ohio) and Covington and
Newport (Kentucky)with selected additional biographical
information from obituaries and biographhies [sic] in
theDeutschen Pionier / abstracted, translated, and edited by
Samuel M. Andrusko. Washington,D.C. : S.M. Andrusko,
c1989.Information includes date and place of birth, year of
- Auswandererbriefe [microform]. [Dortmund,
Germany] : MC, 1997. 40 microfilm reels : ill. ; 35
mm.Reproduces about 6700 German emigrant letters from the United
States written between 1820 and 1930. Collected by Wolfgang
Helbich. About 85% are in the form of photocopies of the
originals, 10% are in transcription form only (the originals
have been lost), and 5% are the original letters. Biographical
research and background studies on the letter writers is
reproduced along with the letters, including parish registers,
emigration lists, judicial records, passenger lists, manuscript
census, city directories, county histories, plat books, etc.
Filmed from the originals in the Ruhr-Universität Bochum
- Bellingham, Mary, et al. Research guide to German-American
genealogy. St. Paul, MN : German Interest Group, Branch of
Minnesota Genealogical Society, ©1991.
Chronology of Germans in America. Compiled by the Library of
- Conzen, Kathleen Neils. "Germans." Pages 405-25 in Stephan
Thernstrom, ed., Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic
Groups. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University,
- Cook, Bernard A., and Rosemary Petralle Cook. German
Americans. Vero Beach, Florida: Rourke Corporation, 1991.
- Daniels, Roger. Coming to America: A History of
Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life. New York:
- Ehmann, Karl. Die Auswanderung in die Neuengland-Staaten
aus Orten des Enzkreises im 18. Jahrhundert / von Karl
Ehmann. Stuttgart : Verein für Familien- und Wappenkunde, 1977.
61 p. "Südwestdeutsche Blätter für Familien- und Wappenkunde.
Sonderheft 1977." List emigrants to New England from towns in
the Enz district of Baden-Württemberg during the 18th century.
- Emigration and settlement patterns of German communities
in North America / edited by Eberhard Reichmann, La
Vern J. Rippley, Jörg Nagler. Indianapolis, Ind. : Max Kade
German-American Center, Indiana University-Purdue University at
Indianapolis ; Nashville, IN : Produced and distributed by NCSA
LITERATUR, c1995. A collection of essays on German emigration to
Ethnic German America Experience. Authors: Willia Paul Adams
is professor at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerika
Studien at the Freie Universität Berlin; Lavern J. Rippley is
professor of German and German-American Studies at St. Olaf
College, Northfield, Minnesota; Eberhard Reichmann is professor
emeritus of Germanic Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington
and editor-in-chief for the Max Kade German-American Center of
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.
- The First Germans in America : with a
biographical directory of New York Germans / edited by Don
Heinrich Tolzmann. Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1992. Contains
chapters on the first Germans in America, the first Germans in
Virginia, and the first Germans in New York. A name index
- Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys: German
Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial
America, 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania
Press, 1996. A discussion of Germans in colonial America.
- Galicich, Anne. The German Americans. New York:
Chelsea House, 1989.
- Gellinek, Christian. "Those Damn Dutch": The Beginning of
German Immigration in North America during the Thirty Years War.
Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 1996.
Genealogical Research Resources on the German Embassy Website
Corner - Shopping, events, chat and heritage.
German-American Cultural Center - Cazoo.org. - Many
resources, current, updated.
History & Heritage - Famous German-Americans, commemorative
stamps and teaching resources.
German-American Religious Groups - The Church-German-Americans
German Americans: An Ethnic Experience.
- German Corner -
German-American Internet Magazine.
- Germans from
Russia Heritage Collection - An online exhibit From North
Dakota's State University Libraries of its Germans from Russia
Heritage Collection, which consists of resources on the culture,
history, folklore, food, textiles and clothing of Germans from
Russia. Focuses on Bessarabian Germans, Black Sea Germans,
Crimean Germans, Dobrudscha Germans and Volhynian Germans and
their descendants in North Dakota and the Northern Plains.
The Germans in America - Library of Congress.
Web site for German American heritage brought to you by the
German National Tourist Office and the German Information Center
USA. This site provides links to ancestry websites, personal
profiles of famous German-Americans, an overview of German
products and inventions, a trans-Atlantic emigration time-line
and an interactive map of Germany. Community features will
include recipes and a forum for sharing stories and photographs,
a calendar of German events in America and lists of
- Germany in NYC.org.
The place for all things German in New York City.
- Geue. Chester. William. A new land beckoned : German
immigration to Texas, 1844-1847 / by Chester W. & Ethel H.
Geue. Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1982, c1966. A list of
"German Immigrants to Texas 1844-1847" is on pages 76-156.
- Giuseppi, Montague Spencer, editor. Naturalizations of
Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies
(pursuant to Statute 13 George II, c.7) Baltimore,
Genealogical Pub. Co., 1964. "Originally published as
Publications of the Huguenot Society of London, vol.xxiv ...
1921." A list of approximately 6,500 foreign Protestants--mostly
Germans--who were naturalized in accordance with an act of 1740.
The entries generally include name, religion, town and county of
residence, and date of naturalization.
- Gollmer, Hugo. Namensliste der Pioniere des Nord-Amerik.
Turnerbundes der Jahre 1848-1862 : im Anftrag des Bundesvororts
zusammengestellt. [Indiana] : Indiana Chapter, Palatines to
America, c1992. Originally published: St. Louis : St. Louis
(Central) Turnverein, 1885. Photocopy with index added.
Membership lists of the North American Gymnastics Federation,
supplemented by an alphabetical index. Includes place of birth
and year of immigration.
- Grubb, Farley Ward. German immigrant servant contracts
registered at the port of Philadelphia, 1817-1831.
Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub. Co., c1994. Indentured
servants are listed by date of registration. "Because immigrant
servant contracts were registered within 30 days of arrival, the
registration date can serve as a proxy for the date of
- Haller, Charles R. The ABCs of German-American migration
: annotated guide to German-American migration records.
Asheville, N.C. : Money Tree Imprints, c2000. A useful guide to
sources for German-American immigration.
Holding Libraries for Germans to America : Lists of
Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports 1850-1897, 1840s.
- Hoobler, Dorothy, and Thomas Hoobler. The German American
Family Album. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
- Johnson, Martin William. Old Lutherans in Wisconsin &
Minnesota [microform] : membership lists, cemeteries, passenger
lists, etc. / transcribed by Martin Wm. Johnson. Belvidere,
IL : M.W. Johnson,  2 microfiches : ill. Includes records
from Lutheran churches and cemeteries in Wisconsin and
Minnesota, passenger lists of Lutherans 32 . Arriving in New
York, N.Y. and emigrating to upper New York State and Wisconsin
in 1843, and the 1870 census for Pierce County, Neb. Title on
header: 1842-1899 old Lutherans in Wis. & Minn. Includes
passenger lists of Lutherans arriving in New York, N. Y. who
emigrated to upper New York State and Wisconsin in 1843.
- Jones, George Fenwick. The Germans of Colonial Georgia,
1733-1783. Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986. "This
list aims to include all German-speaking inhabitants of Georgia
during the colonial period (1733-1783)."
- Jones, Henry Z. More Palatine families : some immigrants
to the middle colonies 1717-1776 and their European origins,
plus new discoveries on German families who arrived in Colonial
New York in 1710. Universal City, Calif. : H.Z. Jones, 1991.
Extensive genealogical information on many eighteenth century
immigrants to America.
- Jones, Henry Z. The Palatine families of New York : a
study of the German immigrants who arrived in colonial New York
in 1710. Universal City, Calif. : H.Z. Jones, 1985.
Alphabetical list of the German immigrants who arrived in New
York in 1710; contains extensive genealogical information.
- Krewson, Margrit B. Immigrants from the German-Speaking
Countries of Europe: A Selective Bibliography. Washington,
DC: Library of Congress, 1991.
- Krewson, Margrit B. German-American Relations: A Selected
Bibliography. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1995.
- Lachner, Bert. Heimat North America: English and German.
Glen Ellyn, Ill: Landmark Books Unlimited, 1997. Shows
influence of German immigration on the history of North America.
Little Germany or German Town. A once famous part of New York
City. The Yorkville/Kleindeutschland
- The Max Kade
German-American Center offers a searchable International
Bibliography of German-Americana, SGAS, and an ever-increasing
array of Teaching Units, Historic Sites, Libraries, Archives,
Museums, Societies, Research Centers, publications.
Search the catalogs of
the Max Kade G-A Studies Collection, UWis-Madison.
Northwest Missouri State University Owens Library
- O'Connor, Richard. The German-Americans: An Informal
History. Boston: Little, Brown, 1968.
- Prins, Edward. Dutch and German ships : passenger lists,
1846-1856. [Holland, Mich.?] : E. Prins, 1972.ca. 300
leaves. Many of those on the passenger lists settled in
Holland, Michigan; no name index.
- Rippley, La Vern J. The German-Americans. Boston,
- Rippley, La Vern J. "German Americans." Pages 565-77 in Judy
Galens, Anna Sheets, and Robyn V. Young, eds., Gale
Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, vol. 1. Detroit: Gale
- Rippley, La Vern J. "Germans from Russia." Pages 425-30 in
Stephan Thernstrom, ed., Harvard Encyclopedia of American
Ethnic Groups. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard
- Rupp, Israel Daniel. A collection of upwards of thirty
thousand names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French, and other
immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727-1776 ... Reprint of the
second rev. and enl. ed. with an added index. Baltimore,
Genealogical Pub. Co., 1965. A chronological arrangement of
passenger lists, with a surname index.
- Society for
- Strassburger, Ralph Beaver. Pennsylvania German pioneers;
a publication of the original lists of arrivals in the port of
Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808, by Ralph Beaver Strassburger
... edited by William John Hinke ... Norristown, Penn.,
Pennsylvania German Society, 1934. 3 v. (Pennsylvania German
Society. Proceedings. vol. XLII-XLIV) The standard reference
work for identifying German immigrants who came to Pennsylvania
from 1727 to 1808; reprinted in 1966 by the Genealogical
Publishing Company in Baltimore (F160.G3S8 LH&G). The reprint
edition is in two volumes and does not include the facsimile
signatures found in volume 2 of the original edition.
Tim's Tips on Pennsylvania German Research.
- Tolzman, Don Heinrich, editor. The First Germans in
America : with a biographical directory of New
York Germans / edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann. Bowie, Md. :
Heritage Books, 1992. 1540-E Pointer Ridge Place, Suite 400,
Bowie, MD 20716. Contains chapters on the first Germans in
America, the first Germans in Virginia, and the first Germans in
New York. A name index follows.
- Tolzmann, Don Heinrich. German-American Literature.
Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1975.
- Tolzmann, Don Heinrich. German-Americana: A Bibliography.
Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1975.
- University of
Cincinnati, German-American Studies
University of Oldenburg Research Center of German Emigrants to
- Yoder, Don, editor. Pennsylvania German immigrants,
1709-1786 : lists consolidated from yearbooks of the
Pennsylvania German Folklore Society. Baltimore :
Genealogical Pub. Co., 1980. List of Pennsylvania German
immigrants; contains an index of personal names and an index of
- Zug, John and Karin Gottier. German-American life :
recipes and traditions. Iowa City, Iowa : Penfield Press,
Merrill, Ellen C. Germans of Louisiana.
Pelican Pub. Co., 2005. Today twelve percent of Louisiana's
population claims German ancestry.
Hoisington, Daniel John. A German Town: A
History of New Ulm. Roseville, Minnesota: Edinborough
Press, 2004. Blends a history of the town together with the
story of how it has successfully maintained its German
Leonhart, Rudolf. Memories of New Ulm: My
Experiences During the Indian Uprising. Roseville,
Minnesota: Edinborough Press, Eyewitness accounts of the Dakota Conflict of 1862.
- Wust, Klaus. The Virginia Germans. Charlottesville,
VA: The University Press of Virginia, 1969.