Syria Emigration and Immigration
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Online Records[edit | edit source]
- 1890-1960 Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960 at FindMyPast; index & images ($)
- 1892-1924 New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 Search results for Syria
- 1946-1971 Free Access: Africa, Asia and Europe, Passenger Lists of Displaced Persons, 1946-1971 Ancestry, free. Index and images. Passenger lists of immigrants leaving Germany and other European ports and airports between 1946-1971. The majority of the immigrants listed in this collection are displaced persons - Holocaust survivors, former concentration camp inmates and Nazi forced laborers, as well as refugees from Central and Eastern European countries and some non-European countries.
- United States Immigration Online Genealogy Records
British Overseas Subjects[edit | edit source]
- British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms, Syria , index and images, ($)
- British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages, Syria , index and images, ($)
- British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials, index and images, ($)
Finding the Town of Origin in Syria[edit | edit source]
If you are using emigration/immigration records to find the name of your ancestors' town in Syria, see Syria Finding Town of Origin for additional research strategies.
Syria Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]
"Emigration" means moving out of a country. "Immigration" means moving into a country.
Emigration and immigration sources list the names of people leaving (emigrating) or arriving (immigrating) in the country. These sources may be passenger lists, permissions to emigrate, or records of passports issued. The information in these records may include the emigrants’ names, ages, occupations, destinations, and places of origin or birthplaces. Sometimes they also show family groups.
Immigration to Syria[edit | edit source]
- There are small ethnic minority groups, such as the Albanians, Bosnians, Georgians, Greeks, Persians, Pashtuns and Russians. However, most of these ethnic minorities have become Arabized to some degree, particularly those who practice the Muslim faith.
- Syria was once home to a substantial population of Jews, with large communities in Damascus, Aleppo, and Qamishii. Due to a combination of persecution in Syria and opportunities elsewhere, the Jews began to emigrate in the second half of the 19th century to Great Britain, the United States, and Israel. 
Emigration From Syria[edit | edit source]
- The largest concentration of the Syrian diaspora outside the Arab world is in Brazil, which has millions of people of Arab and other Near Eastern ancestries. Brazil is the first country in the Americas to offer humanitarian visas to Syrian refugees.
- The majority of Arab Argentines are from either Lebanese or Syrian background.<ref name="syr/">
- The number of Syrians outside Syria is estimated to be from 8 to 13 million, nearly half of the country's population. The UNHCR reports that 4.9 million global refugees in 2015 were Syrian nationals.
Records of Syrian Emigrants in Their Destination Nations[edit | edit source]
|One option is to look for records about the ancestor in the country of destination, the country they immigrated into. See links to Wiki articles about immigration records for major destination countries below. Additional Wiki articles for other destinations can be found at Category:Emigration and Immigration Records.|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Syria", in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria, accessed 14 July 2021.