Emigration from Southwest-Germany
A Documentation of the Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg
Are you looking for your ancestors, who emigrated from Baden, Württemberg or Hohenzollern in the last few centuries?
Do you want to consult emigration records? Are you interested in reading travel tales or emigrants' letters? Do you want to know more about famous emigrants in order to gain a better understanding of the relationship between Baden, Württemberg, Hohenzollern and foreign countries?
Are you interested in the history of the project? Hans Glatzle and Wolfgang Müller, who have collected and processed most of the data, give an overview of their decades of research and introduce the database.
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If you would like to intensify your genealogical research have a look at our Further Research section: We have listed additional sources in the Landesarchiv, we inform about other institutions in Baden-Württemberg that might keep relevant sources, we introduce genealogical societies and other emigration databases.
We recommend to use the advanced search if you look for special criteria in the database. The richness of the content is documented in the data interpretations for emigrant's destination and period of emigration. For users interested in technical details we offer some background information on the database technology.