Richard: If I already know the ship, can I write to them to determine if someone was
on that ship, maybe even as a stowaway? Or this record only for those who died while
at sea? And to whom do I write?
Richard Garza wrote:
> Hi All,
> Some of you may have had relatives who were born or died on board a ship from
> Bremen. The following comes form another list I follow.
> Hope this tip helps some of you.
> Sharing! It's what it's all about.
> Rick Garza
> Names being researched: GARZA, ZATTLER, FOSTER, REYNA, SCHACHTNER, STOPFER, FOSTER,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <SaintWare@...>
> To: <BAVARIAN-ANCESTORS-L@...>
> Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 8:38 AM
> Subject: [BAVARIAN-ANCES] Bremen Archives
> | Hi everyone.
> | I just called in Bremen about the ships information that they have. Although
> | they have records of births and deaths (we didn't discuss marriages), the
> | births are without an index. They only have births from 1868 - 1883, and
> | from 1903 - 1911.
> | Deaths are recorded from 1845 -1875, but there is an alphabetical list of
> | deaths from 1834 - 1937.
> | Her suggestion was to write to Washington (I guess she means the National
> | Archives), to have your ancestor located on a ships list. Then you can write
> | to them to find out information about the ship itself, its departures and
> | arrivals, and to get a photo of the ship, which they also occasionally have.
> | This is NOT a place to find the home village of your ancestors, but rather
> | just to get confirmation of information you already have from another source.
> | :-)
> | Sometime this fall they are going to make a large register of *Auswanderer*
> | available over PC in the archive. I asked the helpful lady to send me the
> | brochure about it, and I'll keep you posted.
> | Also, to Barbara in Wilmington, Lambrecht is in the Pfalz. The church
> | records from 1798 are kept at the Bishop's archive in Speyer. These records
> | have been all been filmed by the LDS, so you should be able to locate
> | something in their files! The books before 1798 are still at the church, and
> | would have to be accessed by the church office for you.
> | Good luck.
> | Carol
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