August 15, 2007

Passport Applications - A Genealogy Hidden Treasure

Passport applications are a genealogy hidden treasure.

NARA has passport applications from October 1795-March 1925. The U. S. Department of State has passport applications from April 1925 to the present.

Some immigrants applied for passports to return home to visit family or friends. These records usually give a place of birth or at least the destination (which is often the home town)

The first passport issued in USA was dated July 1796. However until 1914 American citizens did not require a passport to travel abroad. You can read more about Passport applications at NaturalizationRecords.com website

NaturalizationRecords.com has the following FREE Passport Records online:

* Register of Passport Applications 1809-1817
* Index to Emergency & Special Passport Applications 1830-1831
* Register of Passports from 14 November 1834 to 1843 an Index for all states in USA
* Index to Special Passports 1829-1887 an Index for all states in USA
* Index to Special Passports 1887-1894 an Index for all states in USA

Links to all the above passport records are found at Passports

There are also links to individual passports:

* William Clinton Jessup of Connecticut 14 May 1920 Passport & Photo
* Josef Spolek Passport 1883
* Passport for Anna Epping (late Cole) and son William from Germany to United States 1923 - Cuyahoga Ohio
* Passport of Robert Spanton Benfell Washington USA
* Passports issued from Sep 1918-Jan 1919 in Philadelphia, PA
* Italian passport of Andrea DeJana, 1927 one of the group of Italian immigrants and workers who settled in Port Washington New York
* Italian Passport of Al Marino’s mother Maria, 1916 one of the group of Italian immigrants and workers who settled in Port Washington New York
* 1920 Italian passport of Angelina Giordano wife of Philip Lovetere of New Jersey including photo of Angelina born 1895 in Italy
* 1927 Italian passport of Leonardo Giordano father of Angelina Giordano including photo of Leonardo born 1864 in Italy
* Dutch Passport of Johanna Bosselaar issued 24-05-1955. Johanna Bosselaar Kloosterman born 1892 Holland immigrated to America
* Passport of Herbert B. Khaury aka Tiny Tim of New York
* Passport issued in Malta to Joseph Zarb, a British subject going to Portsmouth, December 1898
* Brazilian Passport of João Robertson AKA John Robertson, 1882 Captain John Robertson, naturalized Brazilian citizen, natural of London, English Empire, son of Guilherme Robertson, issued passport to go to England
* Passport holder made of fabric, owned by John Chekatauskas, circa 1930
* Passport of Isador Hirschberger, father of artist killed at Dora Concentration camp.
* Jerusalem Passport of Nadji Nissan
* Israeli Passport of Uzi Nissan

1 comment:

Passports for Children said...

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