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Dear Ms. McDonald,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Passport Applications, 1/6/1906 - 3/31/1925 in the General Records of the Department of State (Record Group 59). For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com. In your email please include the passport applicant’s name, date of birth, place of residence at the time the application was made, and the approximate year of travel. Be sure to also specifically note the passport number since you already have that piece of information and it will be useful in quickly locating any existing document. The microfilm publication for this series, M1490, has been digitized and made available online by our partner, Ancestry.com, for a fee. The digitized records on Ancestry.com are available free of charge in all National Archives locations including those in our regional archives and Presidential Libraries. For more information about researching passport applications at the National Archives, please consult this web page: https://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/passports
Passport applications from April 1925 to the present are still in the custody of the U.S. Department of State. See their web page Get Copies of Passport Records for information about requesting these records.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
ok - thanks very much Jason. I had located those references on the National Archive site and actually belong to Ancestry and couldn't find anything there (should have said so, sorry). I guess that means that the passport was issued post 1925 and I'll need to go through the US Dept of State. Thanks again. Jan