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More than 36,800 emigration records from the Prussian province of Brandenburg between 1810 and 1900.


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, newly updated, is a collection of government records regarding persons emigrating from the province in the 19th century. Each record provides the emigrant's name, age, occupation, residence, destination, and year of emigration. Part of an ongoing project, the database now contains the names of more than 36,800 persons. The records were taken from microfiche copies of records kept at the main archive in Potsdam (Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv Potsdam). Copies are held by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For researchers of German ancestors, this can be a helpful source of information.

Extended Description

Beginning in 1810, the main archive in Potsdam (Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv Postdam) 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, and Russia. Only those who received permission to leave were listed.

The province of Brandenburg included 44 Kreise (counties). The first part of this database project will include emigrants from the following Kreise: Arnswalde, Calau, Franfurt a./O, Friedeberg i./Neum., Stadtkreis Guben, Landkreis Guben, Koenigsberg, Landkreis Landsberg, Lebus, Lichtenberg, Luckau Sorau, Spremberg, Sternberg, and Zuillichau or Schwiebus.

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