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From: Adalbert Goertz< >
Subject: [PRUSSIA-ROOTS-L] emigration permits
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 05:57:28 GMT
From: Gertrude Heuer <>
Subject: [PRUSSIA-ROOTS-L] Emigration permits
This may have been asked before but I missed it. To which agency or
office would I address a request for information on the emigration
permits and files. I have been reading Clifford Smith's monograph and it
seems that there must be some very detailed records, including the
reason for leaving Prussia , such as religious reasons.This book only
takes us through 1854, but I would guess that the record-keeping
continued in the same way through 1857, when the Heuer's came to the
U.S. I have a copy of their passenger list, but I have not yet requested
a copy of their exit permit.
Thank you for the help.
adalbert goertz responds:
The permits were usually kept by the Landratsamt in question,
today at some state archive, many available on LDS films for 1800s.
Check for "emigration" and "Prussia".