Thursday, February 23, 2006

Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg: Emigration from Southwest-Germany

An English interface is now available for the Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg—home to a large database of emigrants from Baden, Württemberg, and Hohenzollern (thanks to Dave for the heads-up). The amount of information given for each emigrant varies: No fewer than 28 search parameters are displayed on the Advanced Search page—everything from "Date of Birth" to "Number of Children" to "Motive." Information on additional regional resources and repositories is also provided. The overview of emigrant destinations indicates that this is not a database exclusively for North American researchers.