Spain, Cantabria, Passports (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

España, Cantabria, Pasaportes

Record Description

This collection contains copies of original passport register books and passport application files housed at the Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cantabria in Santander, Spain. Some of the passports were issued for internal use in Spain (salvoconductos or pasaportes para el interior) and others were issued to travel from Spain to other countries (pasaportes para el extranjero or ultramar). This collection is being published as images become available.

Citation for This Collection

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.

“Spain, Cantabria, Passports, 1785-1863.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo Histórico Provincial de Cantabria, Santander.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These passport records may contain the following information:

  • Name of the traveler
  • Date and place issued
  • Destination
  • Family members also traveling
  • Age
  • Birth place

How to Use the Record

To search this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information:

  • Name of the ancestor
  • Province of residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Provincia" category
⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date.
  • Search the destination location for records.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Spanish Genealogical Word List

  • 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.
  • Most of the people who traveled to other countries did so to immigrate.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

  • Search the records of nearby provinces.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.