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Naturalization Papers

Postby jcravi » 08 Oct 2010, 18:44

Can anyone guide me in how to obtain Naturalization Papers for
Antonio Dardi born 1880 in Curinga Italy.
Arrived in NY : 6/6/1905 Age 25

He lived in NY for a while and later moved to West Virginia.

In the Ellis Island manifest next to his name is a number "9X1B521 or 9X113521" with a date of 12/19/1938. Could this be his Petition for Naturalization #? I don't know if its for NY or West Virginia. How would I find out and where could I get the papers?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Naturalization Papers

Postby johnnyonthespot » 08 Oct 2010, 19:07

No, those numbers most likely represent a "Certificate of Arrival" which was created on 12/19/1938 in support of his Declaration of Intent. At that time, in order to apply for naturalization (of which the Decalration of Intent was the first step), the applicant had to prove that he entered the US legally. The Certificate of Arrival served that process.

So, what this indicates is that Antonio Dardi most likely filed a Decalartion of Intent sometime in late 1938 or early 1939. If he completed the process, he probably would have become a naturalized citizen sometime between 1940 and 1944. Where was he living between thos years, 1939 - 1944?

Assuming West Virginia, you might want to review http://www.wvculture.org/history/natural.html

Your best, but slowest, option would be to go directly to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service - USCIS at http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/ ... 18190aRCRD

Click the "Order Online" link and then follow the steps for an "Index Search". Once you have the results of the Index Search, you can return to the site and order a "Records Request".

PS: Are you aware of what appears to be a second entry into the US in 1907? See http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 0451%2ETIF It's a two-page manifest, so be sure to look at both.
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Re: Naturalization Papers

Postby vj » 08 Oct 2010, 19:18

jcravi wrote:Can anyone guide me in how to obtain Naturalization Papers for
Antonio Dardi born 1880 in Curinga Italy.
Arrived in NY : 6/6/1905 Age 25

He lived in NY for a while and later moved to West Virginia.

In the Ellis Island manifest next to his name is a number "9X1B521 or 9X113521" with a date of 12/19/1938. Could this be his Petition for Naturalization #? I don't know if its for NY or West Virginia. How would I find out and where could I get the papers?

Any help would be appreciated.


Guide to manifest markings
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/manifests/occ/

In 1938 the papers may have been filed in Cincinnati:
9 - Cincinnati, OH for Southeast IN, KY, Southern OH, Western WV

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Re: Naturalization Papers

Postby jcravi » 14 Oct 2010, 18:21

Thank you for your assistance, its very much appreciated.

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