Sheriff of St. Thomas, St. Thomas Police Office: Registers of passports for departing individuals


This archive series contains registers of passports issued to individuals departing from St. Thomas harbor in the period 1810-1895. Apart from the date of departure and the names of the passengers the registers also often state the name of the ship, the name of the captain and the destination of the journey.

The task in this archive series is indexing (tagging). This means, that we focus primarily on transcribing personal names, place names and dates. By transcribing these data you will make it easier for others, for instance genealogists, to find a document that contains a certain name they are looking for without transcribing the entire document. Exactly what we would like you to transcribe and how, you will see in the transcription guide.

You find the specific transcription guide for this series here:

The image shows the town of Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas around 1825 with its important international harbor. Colorized aquatint by engraver J. Holm after P. Sevel’s image from 1825, “View of St. Thomas” – panorama of St. Thomas from the East, Danish West Indies. Original held at the Maritime Museum of Denmark, Elsinore, image no. 000033042.

ExtentDocuments: 5980, Approved: 174


Danish West Indies