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Naturalizations in America and the West Indies, 1740-1782
This collection of naturalization records contains information from 1740 until about 1782 when commissioners in the Americas sent records back to England detailing those foreign protestants who were naturalized. Divided by location, names are given of naturalized persons. New York includes some Jews and Quakers. [$]
New York Southern District, World War II Military Naturalization Index, 1941-1946 Beginning with an act passed in 1862, aliens who served in the U.S. military and were honorably discharged were given special consideration for naturalization. This act (12 Stat. 597) stated that any alien, twenty-one years of age and older, who enlisted in the U.S. military would be "admitted to become a citizen of the United States, upon his petition, without any previous declaration of intention to become such; and he shall not be required to prove more than one year's residence." These acts were designed to encourage alien enlistment in the military and did not grant automatic citizenship, but merely accelerated the naturalization process for the qualifying individuals. [$]
New York Alien Residents, 1825-1848 Until 1825 an alien resident of New York could neither hold nor bequeath property, but by an Act of the State Legislature, April 21, 1825, he was permitted to hold real property provided he deposed that he was a resident of the U.S. and intended to become a naturalized citizen. This information on some 4,260 alien residents is valuable to the genealogist for the following reasons: the alien's place of residence, regularly by county and often by village, town, or city, is stated; country of birth, sometimes with name of county or department, is often given; date of birth, the age when the alien arrived in the U.S., or when he deposed, is occasionally recorded; date of arrival may be found; and status of a woman (single, married, or widowed) is usually set forth, as is the name of a husband, with his trade or profession.
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