The Passenger Lists
  • The Research Center has at it’s disposal 1586 rolls of Microfilm with passenger lists, which have been preserved. These rolls from the National Archives, Washington D.C., are available to the public in the library of the Oldenburg University.
  • Hours of the Media Center: Mo.-Fr. 10:00-16:00 Room 13, University Library

  • Phone: +49(0)441-798-3194, we would appreciate prior reservation.

    You can order copies of the passengerlists for a fee from Routes to the Roots (Dr. Wolfang Grams).
    Prof. Dr. Antonius Holtmann (standing) and Dr. Wolfgang 
    Grams. Photo: Peter Kreier (NWZ) 

    Quarterly Abstracts: Quarterly reports of the port authorities to the Federal Government in Washington D.C. (The reports of Baltimore have no names of the ships and no dates of the arrivals, reports of New Orleans have both the names of the ships and the dates of arrivals.).
    These abstracts are important for genealogists and for migration research: They contain names of passengers even if the passenger lists of their ships have not been preserved.

    Soundex: Names in the microfilm-indexes of Baltimore passenger lists can be found with assistance of the Soundex Coding System, in order to find also misspellings of names. A Soundex Converter (rootsweb for example) gives the code, if you enter a surname, for example: Holtmann = H 435.

    Example of a passenger list

    The Ship "Audubon".
     from Bremen to New York.
    Date of Arrival October 23, 1854.