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

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Title in the Language of the Records

Registro de pasaportes de Cadiz, España.

Collection Time Period

This collection of passport documents covers the years 1810 to 1866.

Record Description

This collection from the Provincial Historical Archives in Cadiz includes various documents, such as license for business, migration permissions to another city or region within Spain, permissions to embark, etc. The text of documents is written in Spanish.

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

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“Spain, Cadiz Passports, 1810-1866,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org); from Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cadiz, Cadiz, Spain. “Spain, Cadiz passports.” Gobierno Civil de Cadiz, Cadiz, Spain. FHL digital folders. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in most migration permissions include:

  • Name of petitioners
  • Date and place
  • Place of destination
  • Reason for the move
  • Place of origin

How to Use the Record

Before searching for your ancestors' passport registrations, it is important to know the year, or at least to have a general idea of the year, in which they were registered. This is important, because the records are catagorized chronologically.

Why the Record Was Created

These records were created to keep track of the population movement within the country.

Record Reliability

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.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citations for a Record in This Collection

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  • “Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
  • “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.

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