California, San Francisco, World War I Enemy Alien Registration Affidavits (FamilySearch Historical Records)Edit This Page
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The collection consists of registration affidavits of alien anemy records acquired at the San Francisco Public Library. This collection is being published as images become available.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- "California, San Francisco County,Registration Affidavits of Enemy Aliens, 1918." FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California. FHL digital images, 81 digital folders. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The key genealogical facts in the Registration Affidavits generally include the following:
- Full Name of applicant
- Date Registration was Filed
- Address when registered
- Physical description
- Married or not
- Been in Military
- Number of Children (If married)
- Children's Gender
- Finger prints
How to Use the Record
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
- Date registration was filed
- Place of residence when registering
Search the Collection
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. Look at the list of entries created by your search. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
- Use the names and relationships as a basis for compiling family groups.
- Use the name and address or residence to locate the individual on the census.
- Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
- These individuals may have later filed to become naturalized citizens.
- If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the names.
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
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- “Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
- “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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