Brief info

The German Emigrant Database (DAD) at the Historisches Museum Bremerhaven is a research project on European emigration to the United States of America.


With the help of the German emigrant database you can search for emigrated ancestors. Please inform yourself beforehand about the current database.

Passenger lists

The German emigrant database is based on the passenger lists of the emigrant ships.


Here you will find numerous views on emigration from 1840 to 1938.


The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen founded the “Bremer Haven” in 1827 at the mouth of the Weser in the North Sea.


Until the middle of the 20th century, ships were the classic means of transport for emigrants. Below are some …


The German Emigrant Database pursues its goals together with …


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