The Ibero-american Migratory Movements portal is a project co-ordinated by the Subdirección General de los Archivos Estatales del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (Office of National Archives of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport) to promote and facilitate access to documents on Spanish emigration to Ibero-america during the Modern Age. It offers all users free access to the digitised documents and images comprising this collection.
This new database is the result of the close collaboration between various Spanish and Ibero-american archives and shall progressively expand as more migratory documentation from both sides of the Atlantic are identified and digitised.
The personal details of emigrants that feature on this portal are taken from the following document series:
- Listas de pasajeros y emigrantes del Consulado de España en Veracruz [Lists of passengers and emigrants from the Spanish Consulate in Veracruz] (Spanish National Archive, Spain)
- Expedientes de licencias de embarque a la Isla de Cuba y Puerto Rico [Files of boarding permits for travelling to Cuba and Puerto Rico] (General Archive of the Indies, Spain)
- Registro Nacional de Extranjeros en México [National Register of Foreigners in Mexico] (Mexican National and State Archives)
- Solicitudes de permisos de residencia en la República Dominicana [Requests for residency permits for the Dominican Republic] (General State Archive of the Dominican Republic)
- Libros de Pasajeros de Policía de Montevideo [Passenger Log Books of the Montevideo Police] (General State Archive of Uruguay).
- Registro de Nacionalidad del Consulado de España en Rosario [Nationality Register of the Spanish Consulate in Rosario] (Parque de España Complex Foundation in Argentina).