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Title in the Language of the Records
Registros de Pasaportes de Leiria, Portugal
This Collection will include records from 1861 to 1901.
The records included in this collection are those of passport registers and passport application files, which have been kept at the Arquivo Distrital de Leiria in Portugal. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Most of the documents are handwritten in formatted registers, and a few are in narrative style. 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. Passports applications in Portugal are made in person at a district government civil assistance center and overseas at a consular office. Additional images will be published as they become available.
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- State Civil Official. Portugal, Leiria, passport registers. Leiria District Archive, Portugal.
These passport records may include the following information:
- Name of person traveling
- A physical description
- Age or date of birth
- Civil status
- Parents' names
- Place of origin
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
“Portugal, Leiria, Passport Registers, 1861-1901,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-12355-21009-89?cc=1978456&wc=13485665: accessed 4 September, 2012), Passaportes 1896-1901 > image 1293 or 1301 images, Joao Nunes, 1901; citing Passaportes, Leiria, Portugal.