Emigration via Hamburg

Andrea Bentschneider
Mar 13, 2020
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Before Departure
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Crossing the Oceans
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Research Sources
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About this webinar

Between 1820 and 1934, about 12.5 million people left Europe through German ports to emigrate overseas. This webinar covers all aspects of and documents associated with a typical emigration from Germany abroad: What were the reasons for emigration and the choice of one port over another? How long did it take to cross the Atlantic and what were the conditions aboard? Which information can be found in a passenger list? From historic documents you can learn first-hand the statistics behind a big business, the human tragedies as well tips on how to research your emigrant ancestors from German and other European States.

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About the speaker

Andrea Bentschneider is a professional genealogist in Hamburg, Germany and founded “
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