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This port city lies at the mouth of the Elbe River. It was, and still is, a Hanseatic and free city. The Hanseatic League is an organization of north German cities that was created to protect their trade interests. Hamburg’s south and west border was the kingdom of Hannover, while its neighbor to the north and east was Schleswig-Holstein. Today Hamburg is one of Germany’s three city-states. Learn more: FamilySearch Wiki - Hamburg and GenWiki - Hamburg
Information provided by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG® of Lind Street Research.