We have a fun collection coming very soon to Ancestry.com. It is a US passport collection with millions of names from the years 1796 to 1925. Passports became more popular in the late 1840s. In 1914, American citizens were permitted to travel abroad without passports. If your ancestors were travelers this will be a great collection for you. If you find a hit for one of your ancestors you will get a little gold mine of information. Many of these applications include photos. The applications can reveal:
- Name at Birth
- Birth Date
- Birth Place
- Naturalization (if foreign-born)
- Spouse Name
- and some of the newer applications include marriage and family information
I would love to hear of any success you may have when this collection is released.