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East Central European Genealogy and Local History:
Sources for Research

Introduction - Geographic Sources - Non-English Geographic Sources - Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic Communities in America: - General Sources - Selected Internet Sites
Genealogical Guides and Handbooks: - General - Austrian and German - Croat, Serb, and Slovene
Czech and Slovak - Hungarian - Jewish - Polish - Romanian

Emigration and Immigration

Baca, Leo.
Czech immigration passenger lists. Halletsville, Tex.: Old Homestead Pub. Co.; Richardson, Tex.: Copies from L. Baca, 1983-<1998 >, v. <1-7 >. Ill.
LC call number: E184.B67B32 1983
LC control number: 86208231

Lists names of identifiable Czech arrivals in Galveston, New Orleans, Baltimore, and New York, from 1848 to 1914 (dates vary by port of arrival). Includes information about individual passenger ships.


Bolino, August Constantino.
The Ellis Island source book. Washington, D.C.: Kensington Historical Press, 1990. xxiii, 357 p., ill.
LC call number: JV6483.B64 1990
LC control number: 91134939

Gives the history of Ellis Island and the restoration work for the museum. Lists source materials on immigration found in the United States and Canada.


Colletta, John Philip.
They came in ships: a guide to finding your immigrant ancestor's arrival record. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1993. xv, 93 p., ill.
LC call number: CS49.C63 1993
LC control number: 93026835

Brief general guide to research methodologies.


Germans to America: lists of passengers arriving at U.S. ports. Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1988-<2000 >, v. <1-64 >. Ill.
LC call number: E184.G3G38 1988
LC control number: 87035442

Alphabetical list of passengers on ships carrying at least 80% Germans. Some non-German surnames and individuals from territories outside Germany proper. Covers 1850 through early 1890s.


Morton Allan directory of European passenger steamship arrivals for the years 1890 to 1930 at the Port of New York and for the years 1904 to 1926 at the ports of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Baltimore. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1979. 268 p.
LC call number: HE945.A2D5 1979
LC control number: 78065163

Valuable for the period of greatest immigration from eastern Europe. Arrivals of individual ships of a given steamship line from designated departure ports listed by date.


Smith, Eugene Waldo.
Passenger ships of the world, past and present. Boston: G. H. Dean, 1978. xxxx, 1097 p., [1] leaf of plates. Ill.
LC call number: HE565.A3S48 1978
LC control number: 79101044

Lists trans-Atlantic passenger ships alphabetically by name and notes data concerning construction, operation, capacity, and years of service.

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