Portugal, Leiria, Passport Registers, 1861-1901 is a free collection at FamilySearch with browsable images of passport registers and passport applications in Leiria, Portugal. “The collection also contains some correspondence regarding abandoned children found under the record title Expostos.”

These images contain records written in Portuguese. Here are some language and handwriting helps FamilySearch offers:

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[su_heading size=”18″]What Can I Learn from these Passport Records?[/su_heading]

These Portugal passport records may include:

  • “Date and location where the passport was issued
  • Full name of principal on passport
  • Person’s civil status, occupation, and place of employment
  • Current residence
  • Complete physical description
  • Destination
  • Military passports included parents’ names
  • Unit in which served”

[su_heading size=”18″]What Can I Do with information from Passport Records?[/su_heading]

If you find someone in these passport records you can:

  • Search the collection for every family member
  • Record all information for each member of the family
  • Visit the FamilySearch Wiki Portugal Research Strategies for other collections you can search with the information you received from this collection



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