Dual Citizenship marriage record conumdrum

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Dual Citizenship marriage record conumdrum

Post by sromeo » 14 Feb 2015, 17:09

I have all my dual citizenship docs except a NYC marriage record for my deceased grandparents from the 1930s. It is possible they never married or the record is gone due to a fire that destroyed the record decades ago.

Will a census from 1940 that shows they were married be accepted? Or will this be a automatic denial due to the lack of this one record?

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Post by mler » 15 Feb 2015, 02:35

Although the marriage certificate is listed as a required document, citizenship is passed even through unmarried parents. As long as you can demonstrate an unbroken citizenship line, there is no basis to deny your claim. Do obtain as many supporting documents as you can.

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Post by jmb44 » 23 Feb 2015, 05:57

If they were married in a catholic church there would be a church record. The archdiocese of NY may or may not have centralized records, however they probably have an archivist who may lead you to the most obvious parish, particularly if you know from census records where they lived at the time.

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Post by waleed222 » 04 Mar 2015, 08:26

We have the ship's name and the date of the birth. Is there any way to get a copy of the birth certificate? Does being born in Italian waters make one an Italian citizen?

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Post by Markham12 » 29 Apr 2015, 13:59

waleed222 wrote:We have the ship's name and the date of the birth. Is there any way to get a copy of the birth certificate? Does being born in Italian waters make one an Italian citizen?
i don't think that dual citizenship is such a big problem in itlay

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Re: Dual Citizenship marriage record conumdrum

Post by mler » 29 Apr 2015, 17:42

Italian citizenship is not based on where you were born. It is dependent on the citizensh of your parents.

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