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Hamburg to South Africa - Ships and Passenger Lists

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INDEX of the PROJECTS related to a series of passenger lists for ships that left Hamburg during the second half of the 19th Century and early 20th Century to bring immigrants to South Africa and to other parts of Africa. Direct trips between Hamburg and South Africa were relatively rare in the early years. Most passengers would have travelled via Southampton. Those ships that travelled directly from Hamburg to South Africa mostly sailed directly for Cape Town, with a relatively small number of passengers continuing their voyages to other ports in South Africa. In later years, German shipping lines started servicing the various German colonies in Africa.


The project Victoria is the first project started in this series.

  1. The goal is for all the projects in this series to resemble the above mentioned project.
  2. To link all the passengers to profiles on Geni
  3. To connect all the passengers to the "Big Tree"

Ship of the Hermannsburg Missionary Society

Ships of the shipping company Johan Cesar Godeffroy

Ships of the Union Steamship Company

Ship of the Woermann-Line

Ship of the Hamburg-Amerika-Line

  • Kamerun

Ships of the German East Africa Line

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