Portugal, Porto Passport Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros de Pasaporte do Porto, Portugal

Record Description

This is a collection of passport registers for the years 1940-1950 that are housed at the Arquivo Distrital de Porto, Portugal. 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. This collection covers passport registers, which were authorized documents given to people wanting to travel outside their province in the same country, passengers in transit, or passengers going overseas. The person traveling had to show this permission as he/she was entering the destination place. Additional images will be published as they become available. The text is handwritten in Portuguese.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Portugal. Registros de pasaportes, 1940-1950. Arquivo Distrital do Porto, Portugal.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in passport registers may include:

  • Name of person requesting a passport
  • Date and place where it was requested
  • Personal description
  • Origin and destination place
  • If person is traveling with minor children, it will specify so
  • Age or date of birth
  • Occupation

How to Use the Records

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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Número de tomo e anos" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one 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.

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.