The following announcement was written by Ancestry.com:
U.S. Passport Applications Document the Voyages of 2.4 Million American Travelers, Between 1795 and 1925
PROVO, Utah, Dec. 4 -- Ancestry.com, the world's leading online family history resource, this week released a collection of U.S. Passport Applications spanning from 1795 to 1925 and including names of nearly 2.4 million American travelers. Babe Ruth filled one out to before sailing to Havana, Cuba, for a 1918 baseball game. Walt Disney and Ernest Hemingway submitted applications so they could travel to Europe and drive ambulances during World War I. And pictures of Tom Cruise's great-grandparents -- Thomas and Anna Mapother -- adorn their application filled out in 1924 in preparation for a European tour.