Naturalization and Petition for Naturalization Documents NYC

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Naturalization and Petition for Naturalization Documents NYC

Postby diamantegrezzo » 05 Jan 2011, 17:52

Could someone point me in the right direction, as where to find my ancestors naturalization documents if they were naturalized in the Federal Court in Kings County (Brooklyn). My appointment is quickly approaching, and this is the last document I need. Thanks. :?:

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 05 Jan 2011, 17:59

National Archives. Fastest, easiest, least expensive.

To place a document order, start here https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonl ... chives.gov and go ahead and create an account on the right. Next, click "Order Reproductions" and then "Immigration & Naturalization Records"

Be sure to request the "Certified Paper Copy" which will cost you a total of $22.50. Response time is often less than two weeks.

When completing the order form, you may encounter fields which demand you enter something even though you don't have the information available; just put X's or 9's in those fields and continue.
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Postby diamantegrezzo » 05 Jan 2011, 18:11

I am not sure of the year in which my ancestor was naturalized but I do have a general range of dates. How else should I proceed?

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 05 Jan 2011, 18:18

The National Archives will still be your best bet; go ahead and enter your order - they will not charge you unless they actually find the record.

If you would care to share the particulars - your ancestor's name, year of birth, etc - we may be able to find additional information for you.
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Postby diamantegrezzo » 05 Jan 2011, 18:45

Currently I have a family member/researcher aiding me. But if I find that nothing is coming up I will share whatever information I have. I have enough to point me in the right directs as for their info. I think they will be able to locate the record. I am going to order it tonight. If I don't hear anything by March, I believe I will need additional help. Hopefully it won't take that long. Thank you for everything!

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Postby hollyolly7 » 09 Jan 2011, 21:10

diamante--

I don't know where you live but I went there in person and got it. I found the listing on this website:
http://www.jgsny.org/kingsintro2.htm

I had originally written them but one of the guys that works in there, Mike, had written me back saying that the archive number I gave him didn't exist and wrote down the one that he searched for..he wound up not looking under the correct archive number I had provided him with. To make the story short, I went there in person, gave him the number of the archive again, and he got it in 5 min, and even showed me the original document! It was quite cool...

I suggest you go in person if you can. It also takes a lot less time as they do it on the spot for you. Good luck! ;)

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Re: Naturalization and Petition for Naturalization Documents

Postby hollyolly7 » 09 Jan 2011, 21:14

Also, NARA, aka the National Archives, doesn't have all naturalization documents. In fact, they didn't have anything for my GGF.

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 10 Jan 2011, 00:32

The original poster notes that her ancestor naturalized in a federal court. The National Archives should have all federal court naturalization records; they do not have New York state or county court records.
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Postby diamantegrezzo » 10 Jan 2011, 14:52

I want to thank all of you for your help! I was actually able to locate my grandmother's documents through NARA's website this past Wednesday, and they were at my house on Saturday! So, it looks like I have everything I need!

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 10 Jan 2011, 15:40

diamantegrezzo wrote:I want to thank all of you for your help! I was actually able to locate my grandmother's documents through NARA's website this past Wednesday, and they were at my house on Saturday! So, it looks like I have everything I need!


Great news! Glad to hear that NARA came through for you.
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