Passenger ship list index   


About this Resource

The Passenger Ship List Index is a useful resource to search for information on the name of ship, date, and port of arrival for German-Russian immigrants to the Americas. This index references the periodicals of AHSGR, GRHS, and other German-Russian organizations, that contain passenger ship list extractions. This passenger ship list index is not all-inclusive, and does not list every German-Russian immigrant. Most entries pertain to North American arrivals. This index is current through 1999 for AHSGR periodicals and indexes over 30 years of ship passenger lists published in various German-Russian periodicals.

Using the Ship List Index

This index is organized in three parts:

The surname of immigrant

By searching for a surname, you will find the name(s) of the periodical that those surnames were listed in. You will then need to obtain copies of the pages in those particular periodicals to find the names, ages and relationships of the individuals, as well as the ship they came on, port of arrival, date and sometimes the village name. Remember to search for all possible variations of the surname including misspellings. The same method can be used by searching for a village or a ship.

List by Surname:

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The village from which they departed

By searching for a village, you will find the name(s) of the periodical that those villages were listed in. You will then need to obtain copies of the pages in those particular periodicals to find the names, ages and relationships of the individuals, as well as the ship they came on, port of arrival, and date. Remember to search for all possible spelling variations of the village. Sometimes province names were listed instead of a village name on ship passenger lists. When available, the AHSGR map number and quadrant on which a village appears is noted on the Village File Inventory. Maps may be purchased from the store. Some villages have village coordinators to assist in village research. A list of village coordinators can be found at the AHSGR Village Coordinators.

List by Village:

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The ship on which they arrived.

By searching for a ship, you will find the name(s) of the periodical that the ship was listed in. You will then need to obtain copies of the pages in those particular periodicals to find the names, ages and relationships of the individuals, as well as the ship they came on, port of arrival, date and sometimes the village name.

List by Ship

Accessing Periodicals

The AHSGR periodicals referenced in this index are the Work Paper, Journal, and Clues. Some local chapters of AHSGR will have these periodicals in their libraries, or they may be purchased through the store. The publications with the ship passenger list extractions may also be obtained from AHSGR's library through the interlibrary loan service at your local public library. AHSGR's library information page provides information on utilizing this service. Or photocopies from the periodicals listed in the index may be requested from AHSGR. Please send your request to the attention of the Reference Staff at AHSGR, 631 D Street, Lincoln, NE 68502-1199, ahsgr@ahsgr.org. For information on charges for reference services and materials, please refer to our Research Request Form.

The publication titled Review is the Heritage Review from the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS). A complete listing of their publications can be found in their bookstore. The periodical titled Glückstal is the Glückstal Colonies Newsletter. To obtain a copy of this newsletter, email GCRA31@aol.com or write GCRA at 611 Esplande, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-4130.

Acquiring Copies of Ship Lists

Once the name of a ship as well as the date and port of arrival are known, one may then acquire a copy of the original ship manifest from the LDS (Mormon) Family History Library, National Archives of the United States or National Archives of Canada.

Other Sources of Passenger Ship List Indexes

If you were unable to locate your ancestors in this index, there is a comprehensive list of immigration links on the AHSGR Favorite German-Russian Web Sites in the Immigration Section. A particularly useful site to the German-Russian researcher is the Odessa Digital Library which has searchable indexes of many German-Russian passenger ship lists with excellent coverage of Canadian ships. Also the Cimorelli Immigrant Manifest Online, has a German Immigrants from Russia section. The Hamburg Passenger Ship Lists for the years 1850-1934 can be found on ancestry.com.