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Naturalization Records

Postby Franco29 » 03 Jul 2013, 19:15

If I am understanding correctly, to obtain my Italian passport I need to determine if my grandfather because a naturalized US citizen prior to my dad being born. Is this correct?
If so, how and where do I find this information? Seems I need to access naturalization records but I'm having difficulty. Any suggestions? Thank you!
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Re: Naturalization Records

Postby mler » 04 Jul 2013, 17:48

You would actually need to determine that your gf naturalized AFTER your father was born or that he never naturalized.

You may want to begin with ancestry.com. You can also contact NARA.
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Re: Naturalization Records

Postby Franco29 » 04 Jul 2013, 17:56

Thanks, mier. A quick search online yesterday came up with no record, which I guess is what I want. But I'm sure a more thorough investigation will be necessary.
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Re: Naturalization Records

Postby mler » 05 Jul 2013, 16:24

Census records, while not always accurate, may provide a clue. Also the death certificate may indicate citizenship status.
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Re: Naturalization Records

Postby Franco29 » 05 Jul 2013, 16:57

Unfotunately, a further bit of digging revealed my grandfather was naturalized about 5 years prior to my dad's birth. . .too bad for me. :cry:
I guess my next path is to determine my maternal grandparents naturalization status.
Do my great grandparents have any affect on my ability to gain an Italian passport?
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Re: Naturalization Records

Postby mler » 05 Jul 2013, 21:39

You can certainly trace back to your great grandparents, but you cannot use their status to skip a generation.

Check out your maternal line. It may work for you.
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Re: Naturalization Records

Postby Schuyler » 21 Dec 2013, 07:59

Hi Franco
I'm sorry to see your post - and wonder if you can tell me how you found your grandfathers naturalization record???? I've received letter from uscis of non existent record and can not find ANYTHING regarding his residence(s)
Appreciate your assistance
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Re: Naturalization Records

Postby Franco29 » 21 Dec 2013, 18:03

I used this link: http://www.archives.gov/research/natura ... index.html
Can we assume that no record of naturalization means your relative never naturalized?
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Re: Naturalization Records

Postby Schuyler » 21 Dec 2013, 22:49

I'll try link when home from a computer instead of iPhone...
Thx!
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