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Title in the Language of the Records
Registros de Pasaporte do Porto, Portugal
This is a collection of passport registers for the years 1940-1950 that are housed at the Arquivo Distrital de Porto, Portugal. From the middle of the 19th century to the late 1950s, nearly two million Portuguese left Europe to live in, Brazil and the United States. This collection covers passport registers, which were authorized documents given to people wanting to travel outside their province in the same country, passengers in transit, or passengers going overseas. The person traveling had to show this permission as he/she was entering the destination place. Additional images will be published as they become available. The text is handwritten in Portuguese.
Passport registers generally contain the following information:
- Name of person requesting a passport
- Date and place where it was requested
- Personal description
- Origin and destination place
- If person is traveling with minor children, it will specify so
- Age or date of birth
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- Conspecto histórico da emigração portuguesa
- Emigração em Portugal
- A história da emigração portuguesa
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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- “Portugal, Porto, Passport Registers, 1940-1950.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo Distrital.
- This page was last modified on 19 December 2013, at 21:10.
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