Having trouble determining naturalization status

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Having trouble determining naturalization status

Post by NikiTerp86 » 18 Aug 2007, 16:46

Hey all!

I recently found out when my great-grandfather, Vincenzo Bocina, and his parents came here from Sicily (December 28, 1911!) and I've been able to discover a fair amount of information. What I can't determine is whether or not he ever naturalized. I've searched the IGG databases for all of the boroughs in NYC (he lived in Manhattan though) and no Bocina (or Bogina as it was sometimes spelled) comes up. Assuming this database is complete, it seems to me that this means neither he nor his parents ever naturalized. Am I correct in this conclusion, or is there something else I should be searching? I've also tried some other websites but I'm becoming confused- I'm really new at this. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!


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Re: Having trouble determining naturalization status

Post by pastasugo » 18 Aug 2007, 17:07

Try your regional NARA.

Also try sending a G-639 to USCIS.

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Re: Having trouble determining naturalization status

Post by vj » 18 Aug 2007, 22:13

Would Vincenzo have ben naturalized
automatically when his father was?
from jewishgen website:
"Before 1922, wives and children became citizens when the father did"

from ancestry.com
Naturalization Record:
New York County Supreme Court
Naturalization Petition Index, 1907-24

Name: Rosario Bogina
Address: 247 Elizabeth St.
Date: 01 Jul 1919
Volume #: 320 Page #: 107

1923, 1928 & 1930 manifests:
Rosario listed as a US Citizen
1923 manifest
1928 manifest
1930 manifest

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