Spain, Province of Cadiz, Passports (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Title in the Language of the Records
Registro de pasaportes de Cadiz, España.
This collection of passport documents covers the years 1810 to 1866.
These records were created to keep track of the population movement within the country. These records are reliable, as people needed to present some kind of identification to obtain the passports. However, they do not give a lot of genealogical information. These records should be researched if other vital records are not available.
This collection from the Provincial Historical Archives in Cadiz includes various documents, such as license for business, migration permissions to another city or region within Spain, permissions to embark, etc. The text of documents is written in Spanish.
This collection of passport or permissions for migration documents were issued for the internal migration of the people, militaries, foreigners, and for health reasons or hospital transfers. As a general rule, the Civil Governments have transferred their documentation to the Provincial Historical Archives.
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.
Migration permission records usually contain the following information:
- Name of passport holder
- Country in which holder has citizenship
- Destination(s) to which holder can travel
- Date and place where passport was issued
How to Use the Record
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Province"
⇒Select the "Box Number and Years" 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. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
Before searching for your ancestors' passport registrations, it is important to know the year, or at least to have a general idea of the year, in which they were registered. This is important, because the records are catagorized chronologically.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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- "Spain, Province of Cadiz, Passports, 1810-1866" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cádiz.