iItalians to Americai provides both genealogists and researchers of family history with the first extensive, indexed source of German surname immigrants. This entire project was planned to span the years through , but now the series has been extended. p The series reproduces information from the original passenger lists filed by all vessels entering U.S. ports from abroad. Ships that departed from German ports or carried passengers who declared themselves to be of German origin are included, with first and last names, age, sex, occupation, and province and village of origin (whenever available) provided for each emigrant. A complete index of names is included at the end of every volume.p iGermans to Americai may be ordered by individual volume. Standing orders, which receive a discount, are also welcomed.p
Ira Glazier, who passed away in May of 2011, is the former Director of The Center for Migration Research at The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies and Immigration, and the former director of castlegarden.org for The Battery Conservancy in New York.
The late P. William Filby served for many years as the director of the Maryland Historical Society.