NATURALIZATION RECORDS IN THE USA & CANADA
Naturalization is the process by which an alien from one country becomes a citizen of another country. The naturalization process did not have to happen in one court, or in one lcation. It was not mandatory and not all aliens became citizens, and not all completed the process once they started it

Naturalization Records are very important to your genealogical research but are often overlooked.

What You Can Find on an American Naturalization Record

What You Can Find on a Naturalization RecordHow much information is found on a naturalization record depends on what year the naturalization occured.

Naturalization records can help you find the date of immigration, ship's passenger list, port of arrival, and the place of birth for your ancestor. Some naturalization records include occupations, names and ages of minor children and more

We want to know where our ancestors came from. We want to know when they arrived in North America and when they became citizens. Naturalization and immigration records are the answer. Sometimes naturalization records for an ancestor are the only way to discover the family origins.

Naturalization & Citizenship Records & Examples

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Examples of Naturalization Records Documents

View full size graphics of the following examples of various American Naturalization Documents
  • 1795 Petition for Naturalization for Patrick Ryan in Pennsylvania
  • 1906 Petition for Naturalization for Christopher Alt in Baltimore Maryland. Gives occupation, date and place of birth, date of immigration, port of departure and port of arrival, names of children plus dates and locations of births
  • 1912 Petition for Naturalization for Jacob Imfang of Pittsburg Pennsylvania. Gives occupation, date and place of birth, date of immigration, port of departure and port of arrival, name of spouse, names of children plus dates and locations of births
  • 1880 Naturalization Certificate includes name, age, country of origin
  • 1891 Naturalization Certificate with name, date, country of origin
  • 1922 Naturalization Certificate with name, age, physical description, wife's name, children's names and ages, country of origin
  • 1925 Naturalization Certificate with name, age, physical description, wife's name, children's names and ages, current address, country of origin
  • 1941 Naturalization Certificate with photo, name, age, physical description, marital status, country of origin, current address
  • 1832 Declaration of Intent includes name, birthplace, age, settlement location
  • 1846 Declaration of Intent for Daniel Stinger. Provides name of ancestor, current residence, age, country of origin,
  • 1895 Declaration of Intent for Thomas Jones. Gives name, age, occupation, place and date of birth, physical description, current residence, name of ship sailed on, date of immigration, port of departure, port of arrival, last residence, marital status,
  • 1937 Declaration of Intent for Pinchos aka Phillip Goldstein. Includes ancestor name, residence, occupation, physical description, race, nationality, place of birth, date of birth, name of spouse, place and date of marriage, Date and place of spouse's birth, year and port of immigration of spouse, current residence of spouse, number and names of children, location and dates of birth of children, year of immigration of ancestor, name of ship sailed on, port of departure, port of arrival, previous residence, actual name at immigration, and photograph

Helpful Books on Naturalization Records

 Szucs, Loretto Dennis.They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records & Ethnic Origins Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry, 1998

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