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Wisconsin Genealogy Resources

Immigration Records

  • Freeman, Samuel. The Emigrant's Hand Book, and Guide to Wisconsin Comprising Information Respecting Agricultural and Manufacturing Employment, Wages, Climate, Population &C. : Sketch of Milwaukee, the Queen City of the Lakes, It's Rise and Progress, Busines and Population, List of Public Officers, with a Full and Accurate Table of Statistical Information of That and Other Ports on Lake Michigan : Also Table of Routes from New-York , Boston &C. to Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha, List of Steamboats &C., and Other General Information to Immigrants. Milwaukee: Sentinel and Gazette Power Press Print, 1851. <http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=67>.

  • Freeman, Samuel. The Emigrant's Hand Book and Guide to Wisconsin: Comprising Information Respecting Agricultural and Manufacturing Employment, Wages, Climate, Population &C.; Sketch of Milwaukee, the Queen City of the Lakes, Its Rise and Progress, Business and Population, List of Public Officers, with a Full and Accurate Table of Statistical Information of That and Other Ports on Lake Michigan : Also Table of Routes from New-York, Boston, &C., to Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha; List of Steamboats &C., and Other General Information to Emigrants. La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press, 1998.

  • Freund, Hanns Egon. Emigration records from the German Eifel region, 1834-1911. Crystal Lake, Ill. : McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1991. Alphabetical list of emigrants from the Eifel region, "with major emphasis on those emigrants whose final destinations were Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan."
     
  • 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, [1990]  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.
     
  • The National Archives does not have passenger arrival lists for Milwaukee or any other Wisconsin port. Immigrants who came to Wisconsin generally arrived at a US East coast port or a Canadian port (Quebec was often used) before moving on to Wisconsin.

  • The National Archives has Crew Lists only for the following Wisconsin ports (microfilm publication numbers are given at the beginning of each listing).
    • M2005 - Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Ashland, Wisconsin, August 1922 - October, 1954; 2 rolls
    • M2044 - Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Ashland, Kenosha, Marinette, Sheboygan, Sturgeon Bay and Washburn, Wisconsin, 1926-1956; 1 roll
    • M2045 - Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1925-1956; 1 roll
       
  • Palmini, Cathleen. Across the unknown waters to Wisconsin: the migration narratives of four women settlers,   pp. 105-120.  Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, ©2000.

  • Smith, Clifford Neal. Immigrants to America (mainly Wisconsin) from the former Recklinghausen district (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany) around the middle of the nineteenth century. McNeal, Ariz. : Westland Publications, 1983. iv, 28 p. (German-American genealogical research monograph, ISSN 0094-7806 ; no. 15)  Alphabetical list of emigrants from the Recklinghausen district, many of whom settled in Wisconsin.
     
  • Strohschänk and William Thiel. Wisconsin Office of Emigration, 1852-1855. Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, 2004.
     
  • Wisconsin Immigration & Naturalization Project.  From: USGenWeb.
     
  • Wisconsin Naturalization & Citizenship Records and Substitutes.  From Olive Tree Genealogy.