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German and Swiss Settlers in America, 1700s-1800s

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Early Texas Settlers (#514)

Germans to America, 1850-1874 (#355)

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This data set contains indexed page images from 22 volumes of passenger lists, servant contracts, naturalization records, historical essays and biographical sketches. Referencing approximately 226,000 individuals, you will find extensive records comprehensive in their coverage of German and Swiss immigration to North America.

The German and Swiss immigrants included in this data set mostly settled in the Carolinas, Georgia, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. Among the great variety of resources collected here, you'll find historical essays on German influence in the settlement of Texas, the great Palatine migration from the Rhineland in 1709, as well as German and Swiss migration patterns.

Depending on the original source, what you can learn about each listed individual varies. For the most part, however, you can learn an ancestor's name and descriptions of family members, dates and locations of arrival, ship names, residences in homeland and in America, dates of vital events, general characteristics, occupations. With this information, you will be able to gain a more complete understanding of your ancestors and their lives.

These volumes were provided by the Genealogical Publishing Company of Baltimore, Maryland.

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