Emigration Records of Europe
The major European ports of departure in the nineteenth century included Liverpool, LeHavre, Bremen, Hamburg, and Antwerp. Most emigrants after 1880 came through Bremen, Hamburg, LeHavre, Liverpool, Naples, Rotterdam, and Trieste. Some countries kept records of their emigrants (individuals leaving the country). For example, the Family History Library has the Hamburg passenger lists and indexes:
- Hamburg. Auswanderungsamt. Auswandererlisten, 1850-1934 (Emigration Lists, 1850-1934). Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964, 1975. (On 486 FHL films starting with 884668.)
These passenger lists and indexes are most fully described in the Wiki article Hamburg Passenger Lists. Also, the Family History Library has the Hamburg Passenger List 1850-1934 Resource Guide, and microfiche instructions Hamburg Passenger Lists.
The library also has a few records for other ports. These are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under [COUNTRY], [COUNTY], [TOWN] - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION.
A list of emigrants from Russia, Poland, Finland, and the Baltic states is found in:
- Records of the Russian Consular Offices in the United States, 1862-1928. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986. (On 169 FHL films starting with 1463389.)
The following is an index to the above work:
- Sack, Sallyann Amdur. The Russian Consular Records Index and Catalog. Garland Reference Library of Social Science, v. 392. New York: Garland Publishing, 1987. (FHL book 973 D22s; film 1605681.)