Is this proof of naturalization?

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Is this proof of naturalization?

Post by aperrone » ... AD9KS-V1N2

I don't know what this document is, as it is only signed by the applicant (my great grandfather) and not a judge/etc indicating that the application for naturalization was accepted. But does the "date of order of admission" mean the application was accepted?

Lastly, if my great grandmother was left off of this (not sure why, she was on the application but she is not listed here)...would that mean she did NOT naturalize?
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Re: Is this proof of naturalization?

Post by Tessa78 »

This appears to be an index file.

You can see that there are two important record numbers on the card:
Petition # 8418 - (the completion of naturalization after which a certificate is issued)
Declaration of Intention # 3048 (usually called "first papers")

You can request copies of the originals at National Archives and Administration site.
You will need to register first, and there is a fee for the records. The naturalization "packet" usually includes a Certificate of Arrival.

At this site: ...


I just noticed your other post...
You can see on page 2 of the Petition for Naturalization that you posted, that Castrenzo Perrone was granted citizenship (bottom of the page) and there is a certificate number (2296908) given with date in October 1926. ... cc=2057433

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