Portugal, Aveiro Passport Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965 .
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Aveiro, Portugal
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Location of Aveiro, Portugal
Record Description
Record Type: Passport Registers
Collection years: 1882-1965
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Registros de Pasaportes de Aveiro, Portugal
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Aveiro District Archive

What is in the Collection?

This collection of passport registers covers the years 1882-1965.

The records included in this collection are those of passport registers and application files from the district of Aveiro in Portugal. Most of the documents are handwritten in formatted registers and a few are in narrative style. The book's numeration at the Arquivo Distrital de Aveiro is different than the numeration given in the original books. In this collection the original books start with number 11, but the Aveiro District Archive labeled the same book number 1 (Tomo 1). The original books can help you with you genealogy.

Emigration from Portugal dates from the 15th century, the beginning of Portugal's period of overseas exploration. 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 and citizen cards were necessary to keep a record of the population movement both within the country and to overseas countries.

Emigration records are reliable because people had to present some sort of identification when applying for a passport. These records are important to find the residence and destination of ancestors.

These records are written in Portuguese.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965.

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers collection can be viewed online by members of the supporting organization(s), at a FamilySearch Center near you, or the Family History Library.

Collection Content

Passport records usually contain the following information:

  • Names to whom passport(s) were issued
  • Principal person's birth date and place of birth
  • Civil status and residence
  • Physical description
  • Names of children, their age and gender
  • Name of spouse, their birth date and place of birth
  • Physical description of spouse
  • List of countries in which passport is valid
  • Expiration date of passport
  • Date passport was issued

How Do I Search the Collection?

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Volume numbers and Years" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person 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.

In order to find data in this collection it will be necessary to know at least the name of the ancestor, the place of origin, and an approximate date of departure. These records should be researched if other vital records are not available.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

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

Citing this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing your sources). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Aveiro District Archive.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965.

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Known Issues with This Collection

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