Passenger and Immigration Lists: Germans to America, 1850-1874


The Germans to America database lists age, gender, occupation, place of origin, and date of arrival for approximately 2 million German immigrants who arrived in the United States between 1850 and 1874.

Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby, Germans to America was originally published as a series of volumes by Scholarly Resources, Inc. and was the first extensive, indexed source of German surname immigrants. This database contains information from Volumes 1 through 31 of the Germans to America series. Similar information on immigrants who arrived in the U.S. between 1875 and 1888 (Germans to America, Volumes 32-56).

An important feature of this series is that it includes individuals coming to America not only from German states or territories but also from countries such as France, Switzerland, or Luxembourg.