1. Start with home sources.
2. Search online.
3. Check published compilations.
4. Check unpublished compilations.
5. Read the papers.
6. Seek more death records.
may contain the biography of a distant cousin who shares the same immigrant ancestor as you.
• Ancestry.com: German Records
• Bremen Passenger Lists
• Chronicling America US Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present
• FamilySearch International Genealogical Index
• GEDBAS German family trees site
• GenealogyBank: Ethnic Newspapers
• German Emigration Records
• German Genealogy Records and Databases
• Pennsylvania German Church Records of Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, Etc., 3 vols. by Don Yoder (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
• The Palatine Families of New York: A Study of the German Immigrants Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710 by Henry Z. Jones, Jr. (Picton Press)
• More Palatine Families: Some Immigrants to the Middle Colonies 1717–1776 and their European Origins, Plus New Discoveries on German Families Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710 by Henry Z. Jones Jr. (self-published)
• Even More Palatine Families: 18th Century Immigrants to the American Colonies and Their German, Swiss, and Austrian Origins, 3 vols., by Henry Z. Jones Jr. and Lewis Bunker Rohrbach (Picton Press)
• Westerwald to America: Some 18th Century German Immigrants by Annette Kunselman Burgert and Henry Z. Jones Jr. (Picton Press)
• Master Index to the Emigrants Documented in the Published Works of Annette K. Burgert, F.A.S.G., F.G.S.P. by Annette K. Burgert (AKB Publications)
• Eighteenth Century Register of Emigrants from Southwest Germany by Werner Hacker (Closson Press)