Portugal, Coimbra Passport Registers and Application Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Coimbra, Portugal
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Record Description
Record Type: Passport Registers and Application Files
Collection years: 1835-1938
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Pasaportes de Coimbra, Portugal
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Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra


What is in the Collection?

This collection of miscellaneous records covers the years 1835 to 1938.

The records included in this collection are those of passport registers and passport application files, which have been kept at the University of Coimbra Archives. These records are written in Portuguese. Most of the documents are handwritten in formatted registers, and a few are in narrative style.

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.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Coimbra, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1835-1938.

Collection Contents

Passport records usuallly contain the following information:

  • Name of principal
  • Age and physical description
  • Place of origin
  • Current residence
  • Date passport was issued

How Do I Search the Collection?

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⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

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Citing this Collection

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Collection citation:

"Portugal, Coimbra, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1835-1938" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra.

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, Coimbra, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1835-1938.