chicago circut court naturalization decree

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chicago circut court naturalization decree

Postby corrado » 07 Jul 2011, 00:45

I found the original decree in the cook county records office. The problem is they will not issue a cerified copy. They told me I had to contact homeland security for this. Where do I write? How much to send. I have the index number.

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Jul 2011, 01:52

corrado wrote:I found the original decree in the cook county records office. The problem is they will not issue a cerified copy. They told me I had to contact homeland security for this. Where do I write? How much to send. I have the index number.


Wait a minute! I thought you were done?? Citizenship recognized??

Anyway, in a similar situation with the Westchester County, NY Archives, the archivist sent the naturalization documents directly to the county clerk's office where the clerk affixed a statement that they were "true copies of official records", signed, and embossed a raised seal.

Maybe inquire at the Cook County clerk's office and see if they can do the same.
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Postby corrado » 07 Jul 2011, 03:48

Yup I am done, I am helping a cousin. And not the county clerk will not do that.

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Jul 2011, 15:39

If the naturalization was after September 27, 1906, then USCIS will have copies. For reasons which elude me, it seems that consulates do not require USCIS copies to be certified.

Start here https://genealogy.uscis.dhs.gov/ and go directly to "Request a specific file by file number in a Record Request without Request Case ID". Fill in the order form and when you get to the part about which records, choose "C-File". When entering the certificate number (which should be on the docs you already have), put the letter "C" in front of the 7-digit number.
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