Andrew, 

I work backward from when they arrived in US to 3 months back and had pretty 
good luck  with that. Let me know if I can help you at my email addy. 

"E"

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> On Aug 9, 2017, at 7:08 PM, Andrew Rapoza <rapoza.2...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I would appreciate if insight could be given as to how long before ship 
> departure a person needed to get their passport? I long ago located my 2nd 
> ggmother and three of her children, including my 1ggmother on the manifest of 
> the bark Veronica. The ship left Horta, Fayal, on 21 September 1885 and 
> landed in New Bedford, MA, on 10 October 1885. I thought I would easily find 
> their passport registration data on the CCA website, but no; even though many 
> other passengers from that voyage were in the Fayal passport records, not my 
> ancestral family. Anyone have an idea what the requirements were? You 
> apparently could register at any one of the Azores' three big ports (Horta, 
> Angra, Ponta Delgada) and I haven't figured out if there were timing 
> requirements, but I would guess from what I've seen that it can be right up 
> to the time of departure. I'm just hoping that understanding the requirements 
> will give me a better chance of finding my ancestors' passport application 
> records - perhaps I can't find them because they were not absolutely 
> required?? Thanks very much.
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