Maine Naturalization and Citizenship

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Applications for citizenship before 1906 could be filed in any county, state, or federal court in [[Portal:Maine|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.<br>
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== Availability ==
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Applications for citizenship before 1906 could be filed in any county, state, or federal court in [[Portal:Maine|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.
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==== Soundex 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:  
 
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.  
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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 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.
  
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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== Post 1906 Records ==
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For records after 1906,&nbsp;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].  
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
  
http://statearchives.us/maine.htm  
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Maine State Archives:&nbsp; [http://statearchives.us/maine.htm http://statearchives.us/maine.htm]
  
http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/  
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National Archives-Northeast Region:&nbsp; [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/ http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/]
  
http://www.archives.gov/  
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National Archives:&nbsp; [http://www.archives.gov/ http://www.archives.gov/]
  
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis<br><!--{12078788702130} --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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Citizenship and Immigration Services:&nbsp; [http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis]<br><!--{12078788702130} --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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== References  ==
  
== References ==
 
 
''[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=Maine.ASP Maine Research Outline].'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.  
 
''[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=Maine.ASP Maine Research Outline].'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.  
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Portal:United States Naturalization >Maine

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Availability

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.

Soundex 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.

Post 1906 Records

For records after 1906, use the Genealogy Program at www.uscis.gov.

Web Sites

Maine State Archives:  http://statearchives.us/maine.htm

National Archives-Northeast Region:  http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/

National Archives:  http://www.archives.gov/

Citizenship and Immigration Services:  http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

References

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