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

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Foreign Language Title

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. Text of documents is written in Spanish.

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
  • Birth place
  • Approximate birthdate
  • Possible parents names

How to Use the Record

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

Record History

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.

Why This Collection Was Created

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

Record Reliability

These records are sometimes reliable, but they give birthplaces and maybe the parents names.

Related Web Sites

Immigrant Ancestors Project at BYU

Beginning your Spanish Research

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citations of Researched Sources for This Collection

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  • "Delaware Marriage Records," index and images, FamilySearch ( 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 ([ 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.

Sources for This Collection

“Spain, Cadiz Passports, 1810-1866,” database, FamilySearch (; 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.

The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.