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Documents?

Postby msilingo » 16 Apr 2011, 03:34

My husband's grandfather came to the United States somewhere around 1902 but didn't file for his naturalization papers until March 31, 1939 at the age of 53. Not sure why he waited so long but we believe it was because he changed his name around 1910.

Does anyone know what type of legal papers he would have needed? I'm trying to figure out what his name really was

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Re: Documents?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 16 Apr 2011, 14:26

Many Italians rushed to become US citizens during the lead-up to WWII when, you may recall, Italy started out allied with the Nazis.

Have you obtained his naturalization papers yet? Both the Declaration of Intent and the Petition for Naturalization include a section which says, "I entered the United States on [date] aboard the ship [ship's name] under the name of [person's name as it appeared on manifest].
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Re: Documents?

Postby msilingo » 16 Apr 2011, 21:48

Where can I obtain his naturalization papers from? Ancestry .com shows his name and date only.

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Re: Documents?

Postby vehood » 23 Apr 2011, 23:08

The County in the State that he lived in at that time should have the paperwork....If NOT and if the local historical society do not have them...Then the State Archives will have them. To find truth...You will need to dig....& documentation IS the only proof.


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