Thursday, May 12, 2011

No Names for Those Passport Applications

When searching the US Passport Applications 1795-1925 at, try leaving the names blank and putting in a location for keyword, such as:

  • carthage illinois
  • hastings nebraska
  • mystic connecticut
These searches should be done more than once for variations on the state's known abbreviations. Some of the handwriting on these applications was difficult to read and not all include locations, particularly earlier ones. But I have found a few just experimenting with locations and leaving the name fields blank. 

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