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How do you get records of German passenger ships from the late 19th century?

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Records from some German passenger ships from the late 19th century are available through various genealogical websites. Many of these websites offer access to databases of traveler records.

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One of the most popular collections online is the Hamburg passenger lists, which stretch from 1850 to 1934 and contain over four million records. There is also a handwritten Hamburg passenger list with over 5 million entries.

Other databases with records from late 19th century German passenger ships include the Bremen Ships' Crews Lists for 1815 through 1917 and the Pomerania passenger lists spanning from 1869 to 1901. These databases are most often in German language.

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