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Applications for citizenship before 1906 could be filed in any county, state, or federal court. Some immigrants went to the office of the selectmen in their towns. The Maine State Archives is gathering all pre-1930 Maine court records, including declarations, petitions, and oaths. The Family History Library has naturalization records for many of the Maine counties.<br>
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In the late 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) copied and indexed New England naturalization records for 1791 to 1906. The copies and index are at the National Archives—New England Region. The National Archives in Washington, D.C., and the Family History Library have microfilm copies of the index:
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Applications for citizenship before 1906 could be filed in any county, state, or federal court in [[Maine]]. Some immigrants went to the office of the selectmen in their towns. The Maine State Archives is gathering all pre-1930 Maine court records, including declarations, petitions, and oaths. The Family History Library has naturalization records for many of the Maine counties.
  
United States, Immigration and Naturalization Service. ''Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906''. Washington, D.C.: The National Archives, 1983. (FHL films 1429671-787.) Some of the records are more recent than 1906. The index gives the name and location of the court, the date of naturalization, and the volume and page number (or certificate number) of the naturalization record.
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=== Index ===
  
For records after 1906, download a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) form from www.uscis.gov. Fill out the form and send it to the address listed on the form.<br>
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In the late 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) copied and indexed New England naturalization records for 1791 to 1906. The copies and index are at the National Archives—New England Region. The [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]] in Washington, D.C., and the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] have microfilm copies of the index:
  
=== Web Sites ===
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*United States, Immigration and Naturalization Service. ''Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906''. Washington, D.C.: The National Archives, 1983. {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL films 1429671-787.}}<br>Some of the records are more recent than 1906. The index gives the name and location of the court, the date of naturalization, and the volume and page number (or certificate number) of the naturalization record.<br>Also on line at {{RecordSearch|1840474|FamilySearch Historical Records}}
  
http://statearchives.us/maine.htm
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*United States District Court (Maine), ''Index to declarations of intention and index to naturalization petitions [Maine], 1906-1955'' (SLC, Utah, 2004) {{FHL|1201478|item|disp=FHL film 2371828 item 2 (first of 7 films)}}
  
http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/
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=== Records  ===
  
http://www.archives.gov/
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*For records after 1906, use the [http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD Genealogy Program] at&nbsp;[http://www.uscis.gov www.uscis.gov].
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*United States Circuit Court and District Court, ''Naturalization Records (Maine), 1790-1945&nbsp;: NARA, RG21'' (SLC, Utah, 2008) {{FHL|1467473|item|disp=FHL film 2429180 item 2 (first film)}}
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=== On Line Resources  ===
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*[http://statearchives.us/maine.htm Maine State Archives]
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*[[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]] at [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/ http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/]
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]] at [http://www.archives.gov/ http://www.archives.gov]
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*[http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis Citizenship and Immigration Services]]
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*{{RecordSearch|1840474|disp=Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906}}<br>'''Wiki articles describing online collections is found at:'''<br>
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*[[Maine State Archive Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine State Archive Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Maine, Washington County Courthouse Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine, Washington County Courthouse Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[United States New England Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis<br>
 
 
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== References  ==
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''[[Maine]] Research Outline.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.
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[[Maine State Archive Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine State Archive Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] (Wiki Article)
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[[Category:Maine|Naturalization]]

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Applications for citizenship before 1906 could be filed in any county, state, or federal court in Maine. Some immigrants went to the office of the selectmen in their towns. The Maine State Archives is gathering all pre-1930 Maine court records, including declarations, petitions, and oaths. The Family History Library has naturalization records for many of the Maine counties.

Contents

Index

In the late 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) copied and indexed New England naturalization records for 1791 to 1906. The copies and index are at the National Archives—New England Region. The National Archives in Washington, D.C., and the Family History Library have microfilm copies of the index:

  • United States, Immigration and Naturalization Service. Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906. Washington, D.C.: The National Archives, 1983. FHL films 1429671-787.
    Some of the records are more recent than 1906. The index gives the name and location of the court, the date of naturalization, and the volume and page number (or certificate number) of the naturalization record.
    Also on line at FamilySearch Historical Records

Records

On Line Resources


References

Maine Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.

Maine State Archive Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records) (Wiki Article)