18 August 2012

US Passport Applications--reposted from 2007

[this is a repost from a 2007 blog post]

This passport sample from 1922 indicates that the applicant was born in Switzerland and provides the name of his father and the date of immigration. Also included is the reason for the trip and a picture. Earlier applications do not give pictures and as much information, but is it possible that your ancestor made a return trip "home" to visit family? These applications are available at Ancestry.com as US Passport Applications and images 1795-1925.