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Title in the Language of the Records

España, Provincia de Cádiz, Pasaportes

Record Description

This collection of passport documents covers the years 1810 to 1866. This collection from the Provincial Historical Archives in Cádiz includes various documents, such as license for business, migration permissions to another city or region within Spain, permissions to embark, etc.

The records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Province of Cádiz, Passports, 1810-1866.

Record Content

Migration permission records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of passport holder
  • Country in which holder has citizenship
  • Destination(s) to which holder can travel
  • Date and place where passport was issued

How to Use the Record

Use these records to document your ancestor's movements from place to place. Your ancestor may have been traveling on business, vacation, or, in fact, moving. The records are categorized chronologically.

These records are reliable, as people needed to present some kind of identification to obtain the passports. However, they do not give a lot of genealogical information. These records should be researched if other vital records are not available.

See the sections below for tips and uses for searching and finding the record of your ancestor in this collection and using the information in the record.

If you are unable to find a record for your ancestor in this collection, see the corresponding section below.

Search the Collection

To search by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Province"
⇒Select the "Box Number and Years" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Using the Information

  • The location of where a passport may be close to that person's original home province.
  • Check other immigration records for more information regarding your ancestor's movements Spain Emigration and Immigration.

Tips to Keep in Mind

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Just because the person had a passport doesn’t necessarily mean they followed through with their travel plans.

Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.

General Information about These Records

This collection of passport or permissions for migration documents were issued for the internal migration of the people, military, foreigners, and for health reasons or hospital transfers. As a general rule, the Civil Governments have transferred their documentation to the Provincial Historical Archives.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Spain, Cádiz items or FHL Keyword Spain, Cádiz items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Spain Archives and Libraries.

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Spain, Province of Cadiz, Passports, 1810-1866" Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2015. Citing Historical Provincial Archives, Cádiz, Spain.
Image Citation:
The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Province of Cádiz, Passports, 1810-1866.


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