2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2021 12:06 PM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking to Locate 1874 Passport

    Emily Sevcik Newbie

      Can someone help me access the July 6, 1874 passport application for Mary Ann Vescelius?


      Here is a source citation that may help: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; NARA Series: Passport Applications, 1795-1905; Roll #: 204; Volume #: Roll 204 - 01 Jul 1874-30 Sep 1874 Source Information Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. Original data: Selected Passports. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

        • Re: Seeking to Locate 1874 Passport
          Lisha Penn Navigator

          Dear Ms. Sevcik,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Passport Applications, 10/31/1795 - 12/31/1905 in the General Records of the Department of State (Record Group 59) that consist of various types of passport applications from 1795 to December 1905 (Microfilm Publication 1372). For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov and include her name, date, and Roll 204 on M1372 in your request.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!