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Portugal, Coimbra Passport Registers and Application Files - FamilySearch Historical Records

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

Pasaportes de Coimbra, Portugal.

Record Description[edit | edit source]

The records included in this collection are those of passport registers and passport application files, which have been kept at the University of Coimbra Archives. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Most of the documents are handwritten in formatted registers, and a few are in narrative style.

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This collection of miscellaneous records covers the period from 1835-1938.

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 data and images published on Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records. 

Coimbra district offices. Portugal, Coimbra, Passaportes. University of Coimbra Archive, Portugal.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Key genealogical information found in most passport records include:

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  • Place of origin
  • Residence
  • Place of 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.

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

“Portugal, Coimbra, Passport and Application Files, 1835-1938,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 11 July, 2012), Tomo 0078,1920-1922 > image 222 of 516 images, Joao Puis Lamas, 1921; citing Governador Civil, Coimbra, Portugal.