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Naturalization Before 1906
Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions for the United States District and Circuit Courts, Northern District of Illinois, and Immigration and Naturalization Service District 9, 1840-1950. M1285.
The following counties are indexed: Boon, Bureau, Carroll, Champaign, Cook, De Kalb, Ford, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, La Salle, Lee, Livingston, Marshall, McHenry, McLean, Mercer, Ogle, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermilion, Warren, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago and Woodford. [FHL equivalent films are US/CAN Film 1432002 - 1432183 inclusive]
Most naturalization records for the period before 1906 have been microfilmed by the LDS church and the films may be rented through the LDS Family History Centers. Many have also been indexed or transcribed for publication, and as such, are available at local and regional libraries.
Naturalization After 1906
The Bureau of Immigrantion and Naturalization was established in 1906. Starting in October 1906, the Bureau began keeping the naturalization records. If you don't know where your ancestor was naturalized, ask INS to check their Index to Naturalizations 1906-1956.
Chicago Voter Registrations give the year and place of Naturalization. See Chicago Voter Registration, 1888
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