The German Genealogy Group recently added almost 17,000 names to its German Emigration Database (formerly the Bavaria and Pfalz Emigration database). There are more than 149,500 names in this collection.
The German Emigration Database has been compiled from emigration notices printed in newspapers. Printing the notice gave the newspaper readers plenty of time to put in a claim if they were owed money by the person leaving. The database has a few records from as early as 1823, but most of records are from 1832 to 1873.
If you find a person of interest in the database, you can order a free digital copy of the article in which they appear by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Send the person’s name along with the entire data line (exactly as shown, including any letter shown with the year) and your e-mail address.
You can also order a translated copy of the entire newspaper article for a translation fee. Since these newspaper articles are of different lengths the cost of translation cannot be determined until our translator has examined the article.
To order send your request to: email@example.com; or by mail to: GGG, 98 Stone Lane, Levittown, NY 11756.
To start searching the database, go to: https://www.germangenealogygroup.com/records-search/german_emigrants.php