Help Finding Naturalization Papers

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Help Finding Naturalization Papers

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I am kindly asking if someone could please help me figure out If my family members listed below were naturalized in the US. If they were naturalized how would I go about getting a copy of their papers? Is there a website I can search for Chicago naturalization records? They all lived in Chicago since immigrating to the US.

Dante Ravetta - born:10 April 1854 in Novara,Italy ~ died: 3 April 1918 in Chicago. Arrived in the USA 1881

his wife Celestine Borzoni - born: 1860 in Novara,Italy ~ died: Dec 1934 in Chicago. Arrived in the USA 1881

Lina Motta - born: 30 July 1894 in Rome died: 24 Dec 1939 in Chicago. Arrived in the USA, Oct 1914

Rita Ravetta - born: 15 June 1856 in Novara,Italy ~ died: 30 July 1920. Arrived in the USA, Oct 1914

Many thanks for any help you can give :)

~ Emily
Researching Surnames:
Signoretti, Serroni, Moretti (Citta di Castello)
Ravetta, Clerici, Motta, Colli (Novara)
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Re: Help Finding Naturalization Papers

Post by qualdom »

According to the 1910 census, Dante Ravetta was a naturalized U.S. citizen.

I would first try to contact the Superior Court in Cook County, Illinois to see if they have a certified copy of the naturalization record.
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