Spain, Cantabria, Passports (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Cantabria, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Passports
Collection years: 1785-1863
Languages: Spanish Castilian
Title in the Languages: España, Cantabria, Pasaportes
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Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cantabria


What is in the Collection?

This collection contains copies of original passport register books and passport application files housed at the Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cantabria in Santander, Spain. Some of the passports were issued for internal use in Spain (salvoconductos or pasaportes para el interior), and others were issued to travel from Spain to other countries (pasaportes para el extranjero or ultramar).

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

This collection is being published as images become available.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Cantabria, Passports, 1785-1863.

Collection Content

Passport records may contain the following information:

  • Name of the traveler
  • Date and place issued
  • Destination
  • Family members also traveling
  • Age
  • Birth place
  • Physical description of traveler

The date of the register will be on the first page of the register.

Passport registers may contain the following:

  • Name(s) of traveler(s)
  • Nationality/country of origin
  • Where passport was issued
  • When passport was issued
  • Date and place of arrival
  • Date and place of departure

How Do I Search the Collection?

Use these records to document your ancestor's movements from place to place. Keep in mind that your ancestor may have been traveling on business, vacationing, or, in fact, moving.

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.

Searching the Collection

Look at each image or record 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 or records and compare the information about the individuals listed to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind there may be more than one person in the records with the same name and you will want to look carefully at dates, places and relations to identify your ancestor from another person. You also may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name if they were known by a nickname or changed their name from the original birth record name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life and may be listed in records with any of those variations.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

To see the images you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Province" category
⇒ Select the "Type and Year" 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 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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

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.

Citing 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, Cantabria, Passports, 1785-1863.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Arquivo Histórico Provincial de Cantabria, Santander, Spain.
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 Spain, Cantabria, Passports, 1785-1863.


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