Spain, Province of Cadiz, Passports (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Cadiz, Spain
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Record Description
Record Type: Passports
Collection years: 1810-1866
Languages: Spanish Castilian
Title in the Language: España, Provincia de Cádiz, Pasaportes
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Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cádiz


What is in This Collection?

This collection of passport documents covers the years 1810 to 1866. This collection from the Provincial Historical Archives in Cádiz includes various documents, such as license for business, migration permissions to another city or region within Spain, permissions to embark, etc.

These records are written in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Spain, Province of Cádiz, Passports, 1810-1866.

Collection Content

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 Do I Search This Collection?

Use these records to document your ancestor's movements from place to place. Your ancestor may have been traveling on business, vacation, or, in fact, moving. The records are categorized chronologically.

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.

See the sections below for tips and uses for searching and finding the record of your ancestor in this collection and using the information in the record.

If you are unable to find a record for your ancestor in this collection, see the corresponding section below.

Searching the Collection

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
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.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

  • The location of where a passport may be close to that person's original home province.
  • Check other immigration records for more information regarding your ancestor's movements Spain Emigration and Immigration.

What Does this Record Tell Me?

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Just because the person had a passport doesn’t necessarily mean they followed through with their travel plans.

Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.

General Information about These Records

This collection of passport or permissions for migration documents were issued for the internal migration of the people, military, foreigners, and for health reasons or hospital transfers. As a general rule, the Civil Governments have transferred their documentation to the Provincial Historical Archives.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Spain, Province of Cadiz, Passports, 1810-1866" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Historical Provincial Archives, Cádiz, Spain.

Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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