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Spain, Province of Cádiz, Passports, 1810-1866
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Cádiz, 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?[edit | edit source]

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.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:

If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Passport

  • Name of passport holder
  • Country in which holder has citizenship
  • Destination(s) to which holder can travel
  • Date and place where passport was issued

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Province
  2. Select Box Number and Years to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant
  • Regarding marriage and death records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
  • Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • A boundary change could have occurred that changed where records were kept. If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding Cádiz
  • Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable
  • Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Spain.

General Information about These Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
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