These documents were sent in by one of our readers, and further exemplifies why ship manifests alone do not paint a complete picture of our ancestors. The documentation provided here can help us learn more about ancestor professions, social standing and wealth, and potentially where they came from. While these documents might be fragmentary or […]

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The city of Blumenau, Brazil was founded on September 2, 1850 by German immigrants. The place takes its name from its founder, Dr. Hermann Bruno Otto Blumenau. Many from the lists below show variations of place names from Pomerania but may be spelled incorrectly. For example, Podewils is spelled “Podewels” and “Podewelg” and Nelep is […]

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