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Wiki Project Pennsylvania Tasks - Naturalization 2

Description

List naturalization indexes and records found online on the county page. This task is in 3 parts.

Instructions

Part A

1. Directly under the {{PANaturalization}} template, add the following (if the template is not there yet, add it directly under the Naturalization and Citizenship heading on the county page):

''Naturalization records available for Berks County, Pennsylvania include the following:''<br>
<br>
'''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records'''<br>


2. In the above you pasted to the county page, replace "Berks" to your county name.

3. Open another tab in your browser and locate your county page in the wiki. You are going to verify when your county was founded. It is located in the info box at the top of the county page.

4. If your county was created before 1773, add the following:

:*'''1740-1773''' – [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4259&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 Pennsylvania Naturalizations, 1740-1773] on [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), incomplete for all counties<br>

5. If your county was created after 1773, do not add anything.

6. Go to part B.

Part B

1. Locate your county either in the Eastern, Middle, or Western District Court. Your county will only be listed in one. Once you have determined the correct district, copy the databases listed and paste it under the heading, Online Naturalization Indexes and Records in chronological order.

EASTERN DISTRICT
For Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery Northampton - add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:

:*'''1795-1952''' – {{RecordSearch|1937344|Pennsylvania, Eastern District Naturalization Indexes, 1795-1952}} on [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] - free, National Archives publication M1248, browsesable images of card index<br>
:*'''1795-1931''' – {{RecordSearch|1913395|Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931}} on [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] - free, National Archives publication M1522, browsesable images of petitions, no index, use index listed above<br>
:*'''1795-1930''' – [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=117&title=naturalizations_pa_eastern%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1795-1930] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1522, incomplete for all counties<br>
:*'''1795-1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1554 Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania] located in ''Selected US Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974'' database on [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1522<br>

MIDDLE DISTRICT
For Adams, Bradford, Cameron, Carbon, centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lebanon,Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, York - add in wikitext the following to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:

:*'''1901-1930''' – [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=118&title=naturalizations_pa_middle%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930; and 1901-1906] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1622, Middle District court was created in 1901, for earlier dates try the Eastern and Western District court records<br>
:*'''1901-1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1193 Middle District, US Circuit and District Courts: Naturalization petitions, 1906-1930] located in ''U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972 (World Archives Project)'' database on [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1622, Middle District court was created in 1901, for earlier dates try the Eastern and Western District court records<br>

WESTERN DISTRICT
For counties Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington and Westmoreland - add in wikitext the following to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:

:*'''1820-1906''' – [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1192 Index to Declarations and Petitions in the Western District of Pennsylvania, US Circuit and District Courts] located in ''US Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995'' database on [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), National Archives publication M1208<br>
:*'''1820-1930''' – [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=119&title=naturalizations_pa_western%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1537, incomplete for all counties<br>
:*'''1820-1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1554 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] located in ''Selected US Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974'' database on [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1537<br>


2. Go to part C.

Part C

1. Review the list below for your county. If your county is listed, copy and paste in wikitext the applicable database in chronological order with the other databases already listed on the page. If you county is not listed, you have completed the task.

For Cambria County - also add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:

:*'''1835-1991''' – [http://www.pennhighlands.edu/library/Gensoc/Immigration.html Cambria County Naturalization Records Index 1835-1991] on [http://www.pennhighlands.edu/library/Gensoc/genealogy.html Johnstown Area Genealogical and Historical Society] - free, orignals at the [http://genpa.org/sites/default/files/CambriaCoRepositoryGuide-May2012.pdf Cambria County Public Records Center]<br>

For Centre County - also add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:

:*'''1802-1929''' – [http://www.co.centre.pa.us/hrip/natrecs/default.asp Centre County Naturalization Records 1802-1929] on [http://www.co.centre.pa.us/default.asp Centre County Government website] - free, includes digitized images of originals

For Chester County - also add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:

:*'''1802-1929''' – [http://dsf.chesco.org/archives/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=610144 Chester County Naturalization Records Index 1798-1935] on [http://dsf.chesco.org/chesco/site/default.asp Offical Website of Chester County, Pennsylvania] - free

For Delaware County - also add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:

:*'''1795-1990''' – [http://w01.co.delaware.pa.us/archives/naturarchives.asp Delaware County: Naturalization Records Index 1795-1990] on [http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/ Delaware County, Pennsylvania website] - free

For Philadelphia County - add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:

:*'''1789-1880''' – [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=117&title=naturalizations_pa_eastern%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1795-1930] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), National Archives publication M1522, incomplete for all counties<br>
:*'''1795-1930 – [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7487&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 Philadelphia Naturalization Records 1789-1880] on [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), incomplete for all counties<br>

For Tioga County - also add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:

:*'''1795-1990''' – [http://www.joycetice.com/migrate/aliens.htm Tioga County: Abstracts of Naturalization Records] on [http://www.joycetice.com/jmtindex.htm Tri-Counties genealogy & History website] - free, index and abstracts

For York County - also add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:

:*'''1795-1990''' – [http://www.yorkcountyarchives.org/records.asp#recN York County Naturalization Records Index c.1799 to c.1990] on [http://www.yorkcountyarchives.org/index.asp York County website] - free, index only, request copies of the documents on this website

2. Save the page. You have completed the task.

Example of Task

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Example of Completed Naturalization Records Section

Naturalization records can contain information about immigration and nativity. Prior to 1906, it is rare to find the town of origin in naturalization records. See Pennsylvania Naturalization for more information about the types of records and availability.

Naturalizations granted at the county level were kept by the office of the Prothonotary. Naturalizations could also be granted on the Federal Court level.

Naturalization records available for Berks County, Pennsylvania include the following:
 

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm

Finding Naturalization Indexes at Other Repositories

Additional naturalization indexes can sometimes be found using search phrases such as WikiProject Pennsylvania/Tasks-Naturalization 2 naturalization in online catalogs like:

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