Estonia Emigration and Immigration

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Online Sources[edit | edit source]

These sources cover multiple countries.

  • 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.
  • Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild Choose a volume and then choose Estonia under "Listed by Port of Departure" or "Listed by Port of Arrival".

Additional online sources unique to each country of destination are listed below.

Finding the Town of Origin in Estonia[edit | edit source]

If you are using emigration/immigration records to find the name of your ancestors' town in Estonia, see Estonia Finding Town of Origin for additional research strategies.

Estonia 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.

Emigration[edit | edit source]

Records of Estonian Emigrants in Their Destination Nations[edit | edit source]