Tricky question

Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
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Tricky question

Postby DeFilippis78 » 15 Jan 2011, 00:57

What are the laws of women naturalizing automatically with their husband? My GGF was here and married and his wife died. He then met my GGM around 1905 and married. If he naturalized way before he met my GGM, did she automatically become an american citizen when she married him? The reason I ask is this... on the 1910 census, which is the first census recorded on them after their marriage, he is listed naturalized and she is listed an alien. All sources say he never naturalized and Im trying to find further proof he didnt. I know the consulate wants a census. So Im wondering...if he was a naturalized man, then met and married my GGM, why is she still listed as an alien in 1910? Did she have to apply seperately since he could have done it before they met? Or did she automatically get it when they married?

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Re: Tricky question

Postby mler » 15 Jan 2011, 02:39

I think that this situation only applied to women who married aliens; that is a woman who was an American citizen would lose her citizenship if she married a foreigner. I don't think the situation applied in reverse. The 1922 Cable Act ended this practice.

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Re: Tricky question

Postby DeFilippis78 » 15 Jan 2011, 02:48

So he could have been naturalized when he met her and she could have remained an alien the whole marriage then? I just wanted to make sure because I found it odd that one spouse has an "n" and the other "al" I was assuming the wife picked up the husbands citizenship

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Re: Tricky question

Postby mler » 15 Jan 2011, 14:56

GOOD NEWS I THINK: Check out pages 15 and 16 here:

http://www.loc.gov/law/find/hearings/pd ... 60126A.pdf

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Re: Tricky question

Postby DeFilippis78 » 17 Jan 2011, 16:43

How do I go about ordering a certified cop of 2 censuses. I think I saw somewhere its $15 to certify. Is that per copy or per order? Anyone know?

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Re: Tricky question

Postby mler » 17 Jan 2011, 21:24

I got mine through NARA, and I think it's $15 per document.

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Re: Tricky question

Postby DeFilippis78 » 18 Jan 2011, 01:28

Awesome! Ill get on it right away!


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