7 / 1996
Aleksej Kalc

Ship passenger records as a source of the history of emigration, with a special emphasis on the passenger lists in the port of Trieste

After the introduction, dedicated to the characteristics and possibilities of using passenger records as a source for studying transoceanic emigration processes, the author presents ship emigration records produced by the port authorities of the Austrian national emigration port of Trieste during the years 1912-1914. They include a historical overview and a critical discussion of the source and the content, especially from the perspective of structural and other research on Slovene emigration processes, which are limited by the lack and/or inadequacy of official statistics.