Showing posts with label German Emigration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label German Emigration. Show all posts

October 4, 2011

Emigration via Hamburg Presentation

Rebekka Geitner a historian at the Ballinstadt Emigration Museum in Hamburg, Germany will be in the Twin Cities area giving three presentations at three locations during the period of 22, 23, 24 October 2011. She will then travel to St. Louis, Missouri to be a presenter at the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International's - Genealogical / Cultural Conference to be held from 26-29 October 2011. This is an outstanding opportunity to meet and learn from this International Historian. Plan now to attend any or all of these important events. Date / Time: Wednesday - Saturday, 26 - 29 October 2011 Presentation Title: Friday 28 October 2011 Breakout 2 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Hamburg Emigration Museum Saturday 29 October 2011 Breakout 4 2:00 - 3:15 pm Eastern European Emigration Via Hamburg Location: Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel, St. Louis, MO. Host: Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) More Information: Full details on the CGSI's 13th Genealogical/Cultural Conference, 26-29 October 2011 are posted on the website, www.cgsi.org

September 30, 2011

Emigration Presentation: The View From Hamburg

Rebekka Geitner a historian at the Ballinstadt Emigration Museum in Hamburg, Germany will be in the Twin Cities area giving three presentations at three locations during the period of 22, 23, 24 October 2011. She will then travel to St. Louis, Missouri to be a presenter at the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International's - Genealogical / Cultural Conference to be held from 26-29 October 2011. This is an outstanding opportunity to meet and learn from this International Historian. Plan now to attend any or all of these important events. Date / Time: Monday, 24 October 2011, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Presentation Title: Emigration and Public History: The View from Hamburg Location: Room 308 / 311 Elmer L. Anderson Library Univ of Mn. 222 - 21st Ave South, Minneapolis, MN Parking: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/EALib/ Host: Immigration History Research Center - University of Minnesota More Information: https://events.umn.edu/015062 Cost: Free

September 22, 2011

Germanic Emigration via Hamburg Presentation

Rebekka Geitner a historian at the Ballinstadt Emigration Museum in Hamburg, Germany will be in the Twin Cities area giving three presentations at three locations during the period of 22, 23, 24 October 2011. She will then travel to St. Louis, Missouri to be a presenter at the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International's - Genealogical / Cultural Conference to be held from 26-29 October 2011.

This is an outstanding opportunity to meet and learn from this International Historian. Plan now to attend any or all of these important events.

Date / Time: Sunday, 23 October 2011 12:30 pm - 5 pm (includes a break and ends with a social hour).

Presentation Title: Germanic Emigration via Hamburg

Location: Buenger Education Center - Concordia University, 200 Syndicate St. North (near Hamline Ave and Concordia Ave), St Paul, MN (Free parking on the north-west and west sides of the building on weekends)

Host: Germanic Genealogy Society

More Information: http://www.ggsmn.org/Meetings.htm or call Tamara 612-729-6357.

Pre-registration deadline: 15 October 2011 Cost: $25 (those who pre-register will be entered to win some special door-prizes).

September 13, 2011

Hamburg, Germany Emigration Museum Historian to Speak in Twin Cities Area

Hamburg, Germany Emigration Museum Historian to Speak in Twin Cities Area (New Ulm, St. Paul, Minneapolis), and then St. Louis, Mo. Rebekka Geitner a historian at the Ballinstadt Emigration Museum in Hamburg, Germany will be in the Twin Cities area giving three presentations at three locations during the period of 22, 23, 24 October 2011. She will then travel to St. Louis, Missouri to be a presenter at the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International's - Genealogical / Cultural Conference to be held from 26-29 October 2011. This is an outstanding opportunity to meet and learn from this International Historian. Plan now to attend any or all of these important events. Date / Time: Saturday, 22 October 2011 5:00 pm - Social Hour, 6:00 pm - Dinner, 7:00 pm - Presentation Presentation Title: Via Hamburg to the world: Emigration from the Bohemian Forest to the USA Location: Turner Hall, 102 S. State Street, New Ulm, MN. Host: German-Bohemian Heritage Society More Information: please contact Jenny Eckstein jieckstein@comcast.net Other event dates to follow

May 17, 2008

Return of Emigrants Landed at the Port of Kingston, Ontario Canada 1861-1882

Today OliveTreeGenealogy.com updated the Return of Emigrants Landed at the Port of Kingston, Ontario Canada 1861-1882 with the addition of the following years:

June 1863 | June 1863-Aug. 1863 | Aug 1863-Sept. 1863 | Oct 1863-Jan. 1864 | Jan 1864

To date we have Oct. 1861-Jan. 1864 online for this Project. Many immigrants are shown as coming in from American ports such as New York. Many came in via Quebec. You won't want to miss this if you are hunting for ancestors arriving in Canada before 1865!

The General Remarks are interesting, although small and difficult to read. Most are quite lengthy, some simply state that a ticket was given for a loaf of bread.

For example Peter McLaren from Scotland to Quebec has the following notation "being destitute and deserving of joining friends at Thorold I gave him a pass to [Lacroix?]"

John Mill from Ireland had this note "His wife was confined on [unreadable] coming out and is now very poorly.. They are out of money...."

Mr. Leibke [?] of Germany is noted as "going to join his son in Sombra".

One of the saddest notations is for James Reich and family on 23 Jan. 1863 "the daughter Jane died near Prescott of diptheria, the family passed up to Guelph, the St. Andrews Society took charge of the body of girl and promised to see her decently interrred"

The column headings for each individual which are transcribed and online are Date of Landing; Name of Emigrant or Head of Family; From what Country; Via what Seaport Town; Destination; Condition, general appearance, health; No. of male adults; No. of Female adults; No. under 6 years; No. over 6 years and under 12

The column headings in the original ledgers which are not transcribed are in what Township Employed as Servants; In what Township settled, or bought land; Amount of passage tickets issued; Amount of provisions; Amount of Medical aid; amount of Capital brought by them; General Remarks.

August 20, 2007

Palatine (German Palatinate) History

PALATINE HISTORY
by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Olive Tree Genealogy http://olivetreegenealogy.com/
Copyright © 1996


Excerpt:

"The Palatinate or German PFALZ, was, in German history, the land of the Count Palatine, a title held by a leading secular prince of the Holy Roman Empire. Geographically, the Palatinate was divided between two small territorial clusters: the Rhenish, or Lower Palatinate, and the Upper Palatinate.

While the land of the Palatinate was good for its inhabitants, many of whom were farmers, vineyard operators etc., its location was unfortunately subject to invasion by the armies of Britain, France, and Germany. Mother Nature also played a role in what happened, for the winter of 1708 was particularly severe and many of the vineyards perished. So, as well as the devastating effects of war, the Palatines were subjected to the winter of 1708-09, the harshest in 100 years.

The scene was set for a mass migration. At the invitation of Queen Anne in the spring of 1709, about 7 000 harassed Palatines sailed down the Rhine to Rotterdam. From there, about 3000 were dispatched to America, either directly or via England, under the auspices of William Penn. The remaining 4 000 were sent via England to Ireland to strengthen the protestant interest....."


Read the complete article History of the Palatines or start your search for Palatine ancestors in

Palatine Ships' Lists to PA

Palatine Ships' Lists to NY

Palatine Child Apprentices 1710-1714

Family Names

Palatine Denizations (Naturalizations) 1708

[The full article has been published, with my permission as Irish Palatine Story on the Internet in Irish Palatine Association Journal, No. 7 December 1996]