The Immigrant Ancestor Register (IAR)
 is a compilation of German-heritage ancestors who emigrated that have been submitted by our members. This information is maintained in order to share genealogical research and to establish a record for future reference. IAR forms provide information that is similar to a family group sheet, but also asks for additional details such as date, ship, and ports of arrival and embarkation; dates and places of declaration of intent and naturalization; foreign and American residences; occupation; religion; and a listing of sources. Submitters are requested to complete as much of the requested information as known.

Once submitted, key information is extracted from the submitted IAR and printed in The Palatine Immigrant with an indication of the submitter by membership number. A PDF copy of the IAR with all of the information provided by the submitter about the immigrant’s family is placed in the Members Only section of the website with the submitter’s membership number. The online index is created from the indicated immigrant ancestor on each submitted IAR.

Immigrants on Atlantic liner 1906Levick, Edwin, photographer. Immigrants on an Atlantic Liner. United States, ca. 1906. Dec. 10. Photograph.

This project began in 1977 although the format and information requested has changed over the years. To date over 3,000 IARs are in the Members Only section of the website.

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