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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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Postby gervasius » 14 Jan 2008, 08:03

My great-grandfather, Nicola Gervasi, came to America in 1899. The 1930 census indicates that he was naturalized but I got a letter of nonexistence of naturalization from the archives for him....so I assume that the info on the census is an error. My grandfather was born in 1932. Does this mean I'm eligible for Italian citizenship?

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Postby peggymckee » 14 Jan 2008, 12:45

gervasius wrote:The 1930 census indicates that he was naturalized but I got a letter of nonexistence of naturalization from the archives for him
You need to check county and state courts, NARA has only federal court records for your region. The Consulates generally accept only a no records letter from USCIS. Have you tried ancestry.com? Good luck, Peg
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Postby PeterTimber » 14 Jan 2008, 13:22

Why not try again??..sometimes personnel are to swift to deny a request so they do not have to search beyond the end of their noses. Since I am from the positive paranoia school of thinking...it's gotta be there!! is my motto. =Peter=

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Postby peggymckee » 14 Jan 2008, 13:30

PeterTimber wrote:it's gotta be there!!
Gervasius hopes that his GGF naturalized after his GF was born. Otherwise, he isn't eligible from his father's side.

Gervasius--might you be eligible via your mother's side? Peg
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Postby Aether » 18 Jan 2008, 03:02

Gervasius,

I do believe it must be on the paternal side.

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Postby wldspirit » 18 Jan 2008, 06:56

Citizenship cannot be passed thru the maternal line prior to January 1, 1948.

Have you placed the family on an earlier census to narrow down the time of naturalization?

The records may be held on a local level as opposed to federal, depending on the timeframe.

Here are two links to further explain the naturalization process and where to look for records.

http://www.genealogybranches.com/naturalization.html

http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/natura ... cords.html

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