Emigration museum being built in Hamburg, Germany recreated on the site of the original 'Emigrants Hall' on Veddel Island. Historic halls and barracks were purpose-built for the large number of emigrants leaving from Hamburg. Site includes historical information on emigration from Hamburg and conditions of the emigrants. The museum includes a family history research center.
Federal commission which holds the records of the former East German secret police - the Stasi. Includes a description of their holdings and instructions on who may access these records and the process for doing so.
Europe's largest and most modern theme museum on the topic of emigration and winner of the prestigious award “European Museum of the Year 2007”. From the historically significant New Harbor in Bremerhaven more than 7 million people boarded a ship for the New World between 1830 and 1974. Follow the paths of the emigrants using authentic biographies and experience emigration hands-on - and in our new wing, open since April 2012, learn about the life stories of people who have made Germany their home since the 17th century. Travel through the centuries and embark on a personal search for your own family roots in our available online databases.
Founded as a result of the joining of the Archive of the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD) and the Archive of the Evangelical Church of the Union (EKU). The Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD) is itself a union of all the Protestant churches in the several German states, creating an alliance of independent churches of the various Protestant denominations. The Evangelical Church of the Union (EKU) is the successor organization of the Prussian State Church.