Portugal, Passport Registers and Application Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Portugal Passport Registers and Application Files, 1800-1946 .
Title in the Language of the Records
Registros e Aplicações de Pasaportes, Portugal
What is in the Collection?
This collection of passport records includes the years 1800 to 1946. These passport registers and passport application files are housed at the Arquivo Distrital de Braga, University of Minho, Portugal. These records are written in Portuguese.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1800-1946.|
Passport records may include the following information:
- Date and location where passport was issued
- Full name of principal on passport
- Person's civil status, occupation and place of employment
- Current residence
- Complete physical description
- Military passports included parents's names
- Unit in which served
How Do I Search the Collection?
Searching the Collection
To browse the collection by image:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "District" category
⇒Select the "Record Type 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.
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 Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
- Portuguese Genealogical Word List
- Portuguese Letter-writing Guide
- Learning Center Resources:
|FHL Place Portugal items or FHL Keyword Portugal 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.|
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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.
- "Portugal, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1800-1946" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Arquivo Distrital de Braga [Braga District Archives], University of Minho.
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