Handout for Mark Jacobson's February 8 presentation on "United States Naturalization Records"

Mark Jacobson
President, JGSPBCI
Naturalization Records Presentation
February 2012


Try to find records for ancestors who naturalized after 1906; early naturalizations have little information.

Records beginning in 1906 COULD contain:

Italian Genealogical Group free indexes for many New York and New Jersey courts

JGSNY Kings County Supreme Court Index

Ancestry.com has many indexes and record images, free access at Palm Beach County Library branches, no free home access

LDS Family Search free online indexes and microfilm catalogue to rent films to view at Family History Center

NARA The US National Archives Naturalization Page http://www.archives.gov/research/naturalization/naturalization.html

Online guide to naturalization records: http://www.germanroots.com/naturalizationrecords.html

USCIS old INS copies of naturalizations 1906-1956
http://www.uscis.gov (search genealogy in top search box on page)