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Portugal, Aveiro Passport Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Title in the Language of the Records[edit | edit source]

Registros de Pasaportes de Aveiro, Portugal

Record Description[edit | edit source]

This collection of passport registers covers the period from 1800-1910.

The records included in this collection are those of passport registers and application files from the district of Aveiro in Portugal. Most of the documents are handwritten in formatted registers and a few are in narrative style.The book's numeration at the Arquivo Distrital de Aveiro is different than the numeration given in the original books. In this collection the original books start with number 11, but the Aveiro District Archive labeled the same book number 1 (Tomo 1). The original books numbered 1 to 10 do not exist at the archive

For a list of records by dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Emigration from Portugal dates from the 15th century, the beginning of Portugal's period of overseas exploration. 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 and citizen cards were necessary to keep a record of the population movement both within the country and to overseas countries.

Emigration records are reliable because people had to present some sort of identification when applying for a passport. These records are important to find the residence and destination of ancestors.

Citation for This Collection[edit | edit source]

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Civil Government. Portugal, Aveiro, Passaportes. Aveiro District Archive, Aveiro, Portugal.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Portugal, Aveiro, Passports.jpg

The key genealogical information found in most passport records are:

  • Place of origin
  • Residence
  • Departure and arrival
  • Name of principal
  • Name of spouse and children, if traveling together
  • Age or date of birth
  • Occupation

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

In order to find data in this collection it will be necessary to know at least the name of the ancestor, the place of origin, and an approximate date of departure. These records should be researched if other vital records are not available.

Known Issues with This Collection[edit | edit source]

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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Contributions to This Article[edit | edit source]

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Records Collections[edit | edit source]

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection[edit | edit source]

“Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 29 June, 2012), Tomo 81, 1965 > image 385 of 402 images, Bernardo da Silva Bonifacio, 1965; citing Passport Registers, Aveiro, Portugal.

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