Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Look Who MyHeritage Found in Their U.S. Passport Application Collection

 I received this from Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage today:


Have you ever found anything interesting in our United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925 collection? Our Research team sure did!

The collection covers a fascinating period in U.S. history when passports were not yet mandatory for international travel. Since it was rare for a single passport to cover multiple trips abroad, many wealthy and influential U.S. citizens appear multiple times in this collection, because they applied for a new passport every time they traveled.

Our Research team recently unearthed records of 4 famous Americans who applied for U.S. passports 100 years ago: Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Irving Berlin, and Alexander Graham Bell! Read more and enjoy their colorized, enhanced, and animated passport photos on our blog — and feel free to share them with your followers as well! Who knows, maybe someone will be inspired to search for an ancestor in this fascinating collection and will end up making a breakthrough.

By the way, MyHeritage is now on Threads at @myheritage_official! Come say hi and make sure to follow us :)



Disclosure: I receive a complimentary subscription to MyHeritage, and have received other material consideration in past years. I uploaded my autosomal DNA raw data to their DNA product.  I am a subscriber to Family Tree Webinars and love it.  I am a paid subscriber to the Reimagine mobile app.  This does not affect my objective analysis of MyHeritage products. 

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