East Central European Genealogy and Local
Sources for Research
Introduction - Geographic
Sources - Non-English Geographic Sources - Emigration
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
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.
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.,  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