GERMANS TO AMERICA BOOK SERIES
North Pines Genealogy Group [NPGG] and individual members have been purchasing books from the German to America series since 2007. The ultimate goal was to purchase the complete book series until we have all 67 volumes of Series One and all 7 volumes of Series Two. WE NOW HAVE ALL 74 VOLUMES! This project has been accomplished through donations from a number of sources which include a volunteer program that one of our members has been actively involved in and individual members either donating funds or personally purchasing the books.
NPGG has also purchased two other books, German Immigrant’s in American Church Records, Volume 4 Wisconsin Southwest Protestant and German Immigrant’s in American Church Records, Volume 5 Wisconsin Southeast Protestant.
These books are available for public use and
can be found in the History and Genealogy Room on the
3rd floor at the T. B. Scott Library in Merrill, WI.
Below is a summary of the information found online in regards to the German to American Series:
Germans to America is a series of books which index ship passenger arrival records of German immigrants for the years listed below. Each volume contains a chronological listing of the passenger lists, followed by an alphabetical index of each passenger in that volume. There are approximately 70,000 names in each volume. The following information is generally given for each passenger: name, age and sex; and when given: occupation, country or province of origin, village of residence (most say "unknown"), and destination (many say "unknown" or simply "US"). Also listed is the name of the ship, date of arrival, and ports of departure and arrival. The amount of information given may vary for each listing.
You will find people who listed their country of residence as Germany, Prussia, Bavaria, or numerous other German states (like Baden, Hesse, Saxony, Brandenburg, etc). Passengers from Switzerland, France and Luxembourg are also sometimes included. You will generally not find passengers from Austria, Hungary or other nearby areas.
Despite errors and some omissions, Germans to America can still be a helpful research tool for tracking down German immigrant ancestors, and finding the ship passenger list.
Germans to America Series II Vol. 1. . Jan 1840 - Jun 1843
Germans to America Series II Vol. 2. . Jul 1843 - Dec 1845
Germans to America Series II Vol. 3. . Jan 1846 - Oct 1846
Germans to America Series II Vol. 4. . Nov 1846 - Jul 1847
Germans to America Series II Vol. 5. . Jul 1847 - Mar 1848
Germans to America Series II Vol. 6. . Apr 1848 - Oct 1848
Germans to America Series II Vol. 7. . Oct 1848 - Dec 1849