Portugal, Porto Passport Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Porto, Portugal
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Location of Porto, Portugal
Record Description
Record Type: Passport Registers
Collection years: 1940-1950
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Registros de Pasaporte do Porto, Portugal
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Porto District Archives

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What is in the Collection?

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 or she was entering the destination place. The records are handwritten in Portuguese.

Collection Contents

Passport registers generally contain the following information:

  • 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

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Collection citation:

“Portugal, Porto, Passport Registers, 1940-1950.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Arquivo Distrital de Porto [Porto District Archives].

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