Naturalization Documents

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Naturalization Documents

Postby LvItalian1979 » 09 Jul 2007, 22:01

Does anybody know the best and quickest way to get Naturalization Documents. I am not sure if my Great-Grandfather ever got Naturalized here in the US. And if he did I need to find out when. Any help would be great!

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Re: Naturalization Documents

Postby peggymckee » 09 Jul 2007, 23:27

This response assumes that you want to apply for dual citizenship.

Before you spend a lot of time & money searching for documents, you might want to check that you are qualified. From your other posts, it appears that you are claiming citizenship from great grandfather to grandmother to your parent to you.

Here's a quote from the Philadelphia Consultate website
http://www.consfiladelfia.esteri.it/Con ... tadinanza/
Italian citizenship is based upon the principal of ius sanguinis (blood right), meaning the child born of an Italian father or mother is also an Italian citizen. You must keep in mind that it was not possible for an Italian mother to transfer Italian citizenship to her child until January 1, 1948 in accordance with a specific sentence issued by the Constitutional Tribunal. Before January 1, 1948, Italian citizenship was transferred to a child ONLY by the father.


Was your parent born 1 Jan 1948 or after?

This is a good discussion group for understanding who qualifies and who does not:
http://www.icgsmb.com/board/viewforum.php?f=1

Good luck! Peggy M

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Re: Naturalization Documents

Postby LvItalian1979 » 10 Jul 2007, 00:45

Yes, my mom was but she was close she was born Jan 13, 1948. I made sure I qualified before doing all this. And I do if I can find out if and when my great grandfather was naturalized. No one really knows. thanks for the responses.
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Re: Naturalization Documents

Postby peggymckee » 10 Jul 2007, 00:55

My suggestion then is that you post on the Genealogy section of this board, a request for information about your greatgrandfather. Give his full name, and as much as you know about him, e.g. where he lived etc.

I would be very surprised if you don't learn something useful. Good luck! Peg

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Postby peggymckee » 10 Jul 2007, 01:17

One other thought--given your great-grandfather's age, I don't think you need a death certificate to file a G-639. See the following:

http://www.icgsmb.com/board/viewtopic.p ... hlight=100

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Re: Naturalization Documents

Postby LvItalian1979 » 10 Jul 2007, 03:14

Thanks for all the information. You have been very helpful.
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Postby mler » 11 Jul 2007, 01:05

You may also want to do a search through www.ancestry.com You may be able to quickly determine if/and when your great grandfather naturalized as well as his petition number. Look for census records and the social security death indices.

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Re: Naturalization Documents

Postby daenamousso » 17 Jul 2007, 02:57

How would one go about finding naturalization documents. I am not applying for citizenship, just trying to get the information contained and use as source documents. :D

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Postby corrado » 17 Jul 2007, 03:01

the only way I know is to go through the national archives. I like the regional offices, you can get a responce within several days. I would be very very helpfull if you knew where he may have naturalized.\


When going though the natualizion documents you need to use the soundex number. If you don't know what it is I suggest doing a google search on soundex number.

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Postby corrado » 17 Jul 2007, 03:01

the only way I know is to go through the national archives. I like the regional offices, you can get a responce within several days. I would be very very helpfull if you knew where he may have naturalized.\


When going though the natualizion documents you need to use the soundex number. If you don't know what it is I suggest doing a google search on soundex number.

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Postby daenamousso » 17 Jul 2007, 15:23

Thanks for the tip. Do you know where the regional National Archives offices are located?

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Postby corrado » 17 Jul 2007, 15:35

you can look on the web

http://www.archives.gov/locations/

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Re: Naturalization Documents

Postby Paul_NL » 17 Jul 2007, 16:09

I sended you an email Corrado.

I know a adress in Italy that has helped me and a friend of mine in finding the birth-certificate of someone in Italy. It´s costing 120 euro´s and it takes about 5/6 months

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Re: Naturalization Documents

Postby daenamousso » 30 Jul 2007, 15:25

I did a search on google and found the National Archives and Records administration. WIth a little information, $10 and in 3 days I was holding a copy of the actual document my grandfather signed to become a US citizen. Thanks for the help!


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