1948 case questions

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1948 case questions

Postby lasabbia » 10 Aug 2016, 20:42

Hi, I've recently been doing some research into my family tree and reading the threads on 1948 cases and am potentially interested in pursuing a 1948 court case, but was hoping to get some input from the knowledgeable folks on this forum.

First, I just wanted to confirm that I might be eligible to bring a 1948 case. My family history is the following:
Italian GF came to the US in 1909 and naturalized in 1919.
Italian GM came to the US in 1920 and naturalized in 1933.
My father was born in the US in 1930 and I was born in 1968.
Does this seem like I have a shot on these facts?

Second, I understand that in addition to other documents I would need to provide evidence of naturalization of both my grandparents. I obtained the attached Petitions for Naturalization for my grandparents, in which it appears that naturalization was granted and a Certificate of Naturalization number is listed. I'm a little confused if there is a separate Certificate of Naturalization or if it is encompassed in this Petition. In any event, does anyone know whether these attached documents are sufficient evidence to the court in a 1948 case or do I need to try to obtain the referenced Certificates of Naturalization? If so, any advice on the best way to go about doing that would be most welcome.

I apologize if this last question has been previously answered in a thread, but I am a newbie to this subject and did not come across it.

Thanks so much in advance for any input you may have.
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Re: 1948 case questions

Postby kencwalker » 10 Aug 2016, 23:45

lasabbia wrote:First, I just wanted to confirm that I might be eligible to bring a 1948 case. My family history is the following:
Italian GF came to the US in 1909 and naturalized in 1919.
Italian GM came to the US in 1920 and naturalized in 1933.
My father was born in the US in 1930 and I was born in 1968.
Does this seem like I have a shot on these facts?

Since your father was born before your GM naturalized, Yes you have a 1948 case.
Second, I understand that in addition to other documents I would need to provide evidence of naturalization of both my grandparents. I obtained the attached Petitions for Naturalization for my grandparents, in which it appears that naturalization was granted and a Certificate of Naturalization number is listed. I'm a little confused if there is a separate Certificate of Naturalization or if it is encompassed in this Petition. In any event, does anyone know whether these attached documents are sufficient evidence to the court in a 1948 case or do I need to try to obtain the referenced Certificates of Naturalization? If so, any advice on the best way to go about doing that would be most welcome.

I apologize if this last question has been previously answered in a thread, but I am a newbie to this subject and did not come across it.

Welcome to IG website.
No need to apologize. We have many repeat questions. :)
Here's the short answer:
You need a certified copy of the Certification of Naturalization.
You can obtain them from the National Archives (NARA) for a fee.
Try this link:
http://www.archives.gov/research/naturalization/
Look in the upper right corner for a box with a shopping cart and text:
"Now you can order copies of naturalization recores online!"
It's a link to the NARA login page.

NARA has links to other resources here:
http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy

You can find more detailed discussions by searching the IG archives for NARA and/or naturalization.
-Ken
Researching surnames Pedroncelli and Pilatti in Sondrio; Cantoia in Novara; Penna in Asti.

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Re: 1948 case questions

Postby lasabbia » 11 Aug 2016, 15:24

Thanks, Ken. Very kind and helpful of you. I spoke to NARA and they said that I would need to request the Certificates from USCIS.


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