Its been 3 months since I sent USICS a request for an index search. I have received information from NARA and local and state courts (no record found), but nothing from USICS. The website says it usually takes 2-3 weeks, but it may take up to 90 days. Ive become even more anxious after receiving the No Record found from NARA!!
Any advice on what I should do next?
Addt info: Im going through my GGGF-GGF-GF-M (born 1960). I believe my GGGF immigrated to the US in 1880 when he was 14yrs, and according to the 1920 census he was naturalized in 1905. He was married and birth all of his children in the San Francisco area (according to marriage and birth certificates) from 1900-1925. With the information that Ive received from NARA and local/district courts, I don't believe he ever became a citizen.
My appointment with the Houston Consulate is 01/14. Im hoping to hear something soon!!
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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My index search took over a month, I think. And then pulling the files (I had to get naturalization records) took 3-4 months-ish. I've heard that non-existence letters can take even longer. NARA, for me at least, was much faster. As you know, the government shutdown has not helped things, and is probably delaying your case further. Be prepared to go to your first appointment lacking some documents, but know that you are generally allowed to mail in/submit subsequent documents without a formal appointment (of course, this depends on your consulate).
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