Portugal, Leiria Passport Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Portugal, Leiria, Passport Registers, 1861-1901 .
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Leiria, Portugal
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Location of Leiria, Portugal
Record Description
Record Type: Passport Registers
Collection years: 1861-1901
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Registros de Pasaportes de Leiria, Portugal
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Leiria District Archives

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What is in the Collection?

This Collection will include records from 1861 to 1901.

The records included in this collection are those of passport registers and passport application files, which have been kept at the Arquivo Distrital de Leiria in Portugal. These records are written in Portuguese. Most of the documents are handwritten in formatted registers, and a few are in narrative style. 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 applications in Portugal are made in person at a district government civil assistance center and overseas at a consular office. Additional images will be published as they become available.

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Collection Contents

Passport records may include the following information:

  • Name of person traveling
  • A physical description
  • Age or date of birth
  • Civil status
  • Parents' names
  • Place of origin
  • Residence
  • Destination

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Collection citation:

"Portugal, Leiria, Passport Registers, 1861-1901." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Arquivo Distrital de Leiria [Leiria District Archives].

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