Portugal, Aveiro Passport Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros de Pasaportes de Aveiro, Portugal

Record Description

This collection of passport registers covers the period from 1800-1965.

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 numbered 1 to 10 do not exist at the archive

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.

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Citation for This Collection

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"Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Governo Civil. Aveiro District Archive.

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Record Content

These 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

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-21812-20246-80?cc=1923672&wc=14387335: accessed 29 June, 2012), Tomo 81, 1965 > image 385 of 402 images, Bernardo da Silva Bonifacio, 1965; citing Passport Registers, Aveiro, Portugal.