Re: [TSL] ships from Germany to South Africa late 1700's to mid 1900's
Susan Swiggum via <> on 08/16/2014

On 8/16/2014 6:43 AM, Carol Coney via wrote:
> Hi
> Where can I find a list of ships travelling from Germany to South Africa
> between the late 1700's and mid 1800's
> Thanks, Carol
> -
Hi Carol,

I don't know much about 1700-mid-1800's.    These seem like  good 
resource pages

It is a difficult subject to research because the Bremen outbound lists 
were destroyed and the Hamburg outbound lists don't begin until 1850.

There is also this, on Ancestry, but I don't know how many emigrants to 
South Africa there were / or when.

Brandenburg, Prussia Emigration Records
> A province of the Prussian Empire, Brandenburg stretched from the Elbe 
> River to beyond the Oder River and into modern Poland in the 1800s. 
> This database is a collection of government records regarding persons 
> emigrating from the province in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 
> Each record generally includes the emigrant's name, age, place of 
> origin, destination, and year of emigration. Many records also include 
> the individuals standing (occupation and/or relationship) and some 
> include the birth date. The database contains the names of more than 
> 61,000 persons.
> Beginning in the early 19th century, the Brandenburg provincial 
> government kept records of people who requested permission to leave 
> the county. Most emigrants went to North America (Nord-Amerika), but a 
> few also went to Australia, the Netherlands, Austria, Russia, or 
> elsewhere. Only those who received permission to leave were listed. 
> Many emigrated without official permission.
Susan Swiggum

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