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Naturalization Record

Postby BillieDeKid » 20 Aug 2007, 21:40

My grandfather and grandmother were married in Italy. Grandmother was pregnant with my uncle when my grandfather came to U.S. in 1909.

Grandfather joined the army in 1917. Grandmother and uncle came in 1920 to join him.

In the 1930 census the naturalization status for all 3 was (AL). I know for sure that my uncle naturalized years later. I'm not sure that my grandfather ever naturalized and my grandmother died in 1934 and spoke no english at all. I always assumed that my grandfather was automatically naturalized becuase he joined the army, and just found out that's not always true. I don't know if my grandmother ever naturalized.

How do I find out if one or both were naturalized.

The names are Domenico Mangiardi, Maria Concetta Tedeschi and Nicola Mangiardi - all from Brognaturo Italy - living (ed) in Mineral Point, Wisconsin - the county was Iowa County.

I posted this in the immigration, naturalization etc. forum and a couple of people suggested I post here to have one of the experts look on ancestry.com.

So if someone can help me it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Elizabeth.

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Re: Naturalization Record

Postby mler » 22 Aug 2007, 12:23

I'm pushing this up to the top in case some of our experts missed it. Any information on these people?

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Re: Naturalization Record

Postby vj » 22 Aug 2007, 22:54

Hey all, a recap & just a bit more :wink: !

Lot's of teamwork on Dom. Mangiardi & family on this
post including links to the following documents:
http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... rt=15.html

1910 census Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin
- indicated Al (alien)
1917 WWI Draft Card Mineral Point
- indicated declared intentions
1920 census Mineral Point
- indicated naturalized in 1918
1930 census Mineral Point
- indicated Al and served in WW (I)

Where to find the record?
ancestry.com doesn't have it.

Information on Wisconsin naturalizatons:
Wisconsin Naturalization Records

You may want to start by contacting the archivist,
James Hibbard, for the counties of Crawford, Grant,
Green, Iowa, Lafayette, and Richland.
Area Research Center

He should be able to direct you to the best source
for finding a WWI Iowa County military naturalization.
Or he may have another thought or two :D

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Re: Naturalization Record

Postby BillieDeKid » 23 Aug 2007, 01:11

Thanks so much for your help VJ

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Re: Naturalization Record

Postby vj » 23 Aug 2007, 01:27

You're very welcome! Please
let us know how you do - lot's of
folks here pitched in on the search,
and we'd love to know how it turns
out :D
Valarie

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Re: Naturalization Record

Postby peggymckee » 23 Aug 2007, 21:01

Hi Billie!

I'm no expert, but my suggestion is that you contact Chicago NARA.

http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/chi ... cords.html

They have naturalization records if a person naturalized in federal court. In our part of the midWest (I'm orginally from Illinois), naturalization in federal court was extremely common.

I found my grandparents' naturalization papers the oldfashioned way, i.e. I did not use the web. First I went to my local family history center and ordered the microfilm index. The index is based on the Soundex system--i.e. the sound of the name, not its spelling. Search the web if you haven't heard of this. The index is order by Soundex, e.g. M620, and then by first name.

E.g. Suppose the surname is Rossi, the soundex is M200, which is also the Soundex for Russo, Reus, etc. Suppose the first name is Nello. In the index, you go to the M200s, and see first names in alphabetical order, under M200 (i.e. many different last names but the same first name). E.g. Roose, Nello; Rice, Nello; Rossi, Nello; Find your relative. Remember Roose, Rice & Rosse are all M200 in the Soundex system. So the list is not out of order, just ordered by Soundex and then by first name.

From the Index you can get the petition number and perhaps the certificate number. Now go to Nara and request the naturalization papers.

If this can be done one the web, great! Good luck, Peg
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