Naturalization documents

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Naturalization documents

Postby jalapeno89 » 21 Dec 2010, 22:37

I have found several documents online relating to my great grandfathers naturalization. Because USCIS does not issue certified records and is only on July 2010 requests at the moment, could i just print it out? also i am attaching what i have found, could someone who knows what is going on let me know if any of these will suffice to prove that he was naturalized for the consulate. Thank you

They are on this blog because they were too big for this site
http://juresanguinispepper.blogspot.com/2010/12/declaration-of-intention-1922-petition.html

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Dec 2010, 00:36

You are exceedingly lucky because your ancestor naturalized in the federal court system. That means that you can easily and quickly obtain certified copies of these documents from the National Archives.

The National Archives is both an inexpensive and fast way to obtaiin naturalization docs; unfortunately for many parts of the country, NARA only holds naturalization records from the federal courts. Start here https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonl ... chives.gov and click Order Reproductions, then Immigration & Naturalization Records. There is no charge unless they find a record and only a very reasonable charge if they do ($7.50 for non-certified, $22.50 for certified copies).

Be sure to order the certified copies; you can use the information found on the records you already have to fill in the order form. Should be a piece of cake. :)
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Re: Naturalization documents

Postby jalapeno89 » 22 Dec 2010, 02:02

Hi thank you for your help,but could you be more specific? which of the documents do i need? and which of the numbers should i use?

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Re: Naturalization documents

Postby jalapeno89 » 22 Dec 2010, 02:16

Also that site will only allow me to order documents in New York up until 1906...

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Re: Naturalization documents

Postby dmbozza » 22 Dec 2010, 17:48

How can the National Archives report a Negative Search??

Since I am already in possession of his Certificate of Citizenship, which was issued from the Dept of Labor in the Hudson County Court in Jersey City on June 24th, 1935. I was hoping to collect some other documents such as his Declaration of Intention, Petition, and Oath of Allegiance.

I provided his petition #, his name, date of birth, etc...and yet I get a Negative Search.?.?.?

Good lord, what gives? Will the copy I have suffice for my citizenship mtg or must I go another route?

Help as this is very frustrating!&^%@#!

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Re: Naturalization documents

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Dec 2010, 22:30

dmbozza wrote:How can the National Archives report a Negative Search??


With few exceptions, the National Archives only has naturalization records for persons who naturalized in a federal court. For naturalizations which took place in state or county courts, you can try the county archives (check the county's web site). In some states, the courts have their own archives. Note: A very high percentage of naturalizations prior to the 1950's took place in state and county courts.

You can always get these records from USCIS for any naturalization which took place after September, 1906, regardless of the court system involved. Costs more and takes longer, but USCIS should definitely have the documents.
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