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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Post-1906 Records  ==
 
== Post-1906 Records  ==
  
In 1906 the Immigration and Naturalization Service was created, forms were standardized and court records were duplicated and sent to the INS. These records can be accessed by downloading a FOIA (Freedome of Information Act) form from [http://www.uscis.gov www.uscis.gov]. Post-1906 records are also available at the National Archives--Pacific Region (San Bruno) for northern California, and the National Archives--Pacific Region (Laguna Niguel) for Southern California.  
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In 1906 the Immigration and Naturalization Service was created, forms were standardized and court records were duplicated and sent to the INS. These records can be accessed by downloading a FOIA (Freedome of Information Act) form from [http://www.uscis.gov www.uscis.gov]. Post-1906 records are also available at the National Archives--Pacific Region (San Bruno) for northern California, and the National Archives--Pacific Region (Riverside County) for Southern California.  
  
== Availability  ==
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== Availability<br> ==
  
The California State Archives has records of Sacramento County for the years 1850 to 1903. The Family History Library also has Declarations of Intention for the years 1859 to 1906 in Sacramento County. The Los Angeles County Archives has records of Los Angeles County for the years 1856 to 1886:
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Los Angeles County Archives<br>225 North Broadway<br>Los Angeles, California 90012<br>Telephone: 562-462-2137<br>Internet: http://www.laalmanac.com/_main/LACountyRecords.htm
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1849982 Northern US District Court Naturalization Index] (1852-1989) is now online. More information at [California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1849628 Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index ](1915-1976) is also online. More information at [California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1840471 California, San Diego Naturalization Index, 1868-1958]. More info at [[California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
The Family History Library has microfilm copies of naturalization records for many California counties.&nbsp;Search&nbsp;individual counties in the Family History Library Catalog to&nbsp;determine&nbsp;the&nbsp;library holdings.&nbsp;Declarations of intention (1870-1931) for Alameda County, for example, are available at the Family History Library.  
 
The Family History Library has microfilm copies of naturalization records for many California counties.&nbsp;Search&nbsp;individual counties in the Family History Library Catalog to&nbsp;determine&nbsp;the&nbsp;library holdings.&nbsp;Declarations of intention (1870-1931) for Alameda County, for example, are available at the Family History Library.  
  
Naturalization records could also be filed in U.S. district courts after 1850. In counties where a federal district court sits, the federal court, not the superior court, has jurisdiction over naturalization. The Family History Library has:  
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Naturalization records could also be filed in U.S. district courts after 1850. In counties where a federal district court sits, the federal court, not the superior court, has jurisdiction[[|]] over naturalization. The Family History Library has:  
  
*''Declarations of intention from the U.S. Northern District Court for the years 1846 to 1903''(FHL films 977767-70). The originals are located at the [http://www.archives.gov/pacific/ National Archives—Pacific Region (San Bruno).]  
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*''Declarations of intention from the U.S. Northern District Court for the years 1846 to 1903''(Family History Library films 977767-70). The originals are located at the [http://www.archives.gov/pacific/ National Archives—Pacific Region (San Bruno).]  
*''Declarations of intentions from the U.S. Southern District Court for the years 1927 to 1948'' (FHL films 1249797-840). The originals and more recent records are at the [http://www.archives.gov/pacific/laguna/ National Archives—Pacific Region (Laguna Niguel).]  
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*''Declarations of intentions from the U.S. Southern District Court for the years 1927 to 1948'' (FHL films 1249797-840). The originals and more recent records are at the [http://www.archives.gov/pacific/riverside/ National Archives—Pacific Region (Riverside County).]  
*Records of the U.S. Eastern District Court are at the[http://www.archives.gov/pacific/ National Archives—Pacific Region (San Bruno).]U.S. Central District Court records and San Diego Superior Court records are at the [http://www.archives.gov/pacific/laguna/ National Archives—Pacific Region (Laguna Niguel).]
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*Records of the U.S. Eastern District Court are at the[http://www.archives.gov/pacific/ National Archives—Pacific Region (San Bruno).]U.S. Central District Court records and San Diego Superior Court records are at the [http://www.archives.gov/pacific/riverside/ National Archives—Pacific Region (Riverside County).]
  
 
== Voting Records with Naturalization Information  ==
 
== Voting Records with Naturalization Information  ==
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The Family History Library also has an extensive collection of voting records that name the court where an individual applied for naturalization and the date (see [[California Voting Registers|"Voting Registers"]] section).  
 
The Family History Library also has an extensive collection of voting records that name the court where an individual applied for naturalization and the date (see [[California Voting Registers|"Voting Registers"]] section).  
  
== Web Sites<br> ==
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== Web Sites<br> ==
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[http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/CAResearch_Naturalization.php CSGA Research Guide - Naturalization Records]
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http://www.germanroots.com/naturalization.html
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'''Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:'''
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*C[[California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index&nbsp; (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California, San Francisco County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California,San Francisco County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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References
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''[[California]] Research Outline.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2003.
  
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/naturalization.html
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:NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.
  
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Contents

History

Naturalization proceedings were under the jurisdiction of the district court (a state court not a federal court) from 1850 until 1880. The county court was also given this responsibility from 1862 to 1880. The county clerk was the clerk of both these courts and kept the records. An 1872 state statute required the clerk to keep two alphabetical sets of records, one for declarations and one for admission to citizenship.

In 1880 the district and county courts were discontinued and the superior court took over all their functions, including naturalization. The county clerk was also the clerk of this court.

Post-1906 Records

In 1906 the Immigration and Naturalization Service was created, forms were standardized and court records were duplicated and sent to the INS. These records can be accessed by downloading a FOIA (Freedome of Information Act) form from www.uscis.gov. Post-1906 records are also available at the National Archives--Pacific Region (San Bruno) for northern California, and the National Archives--Pacific Region (Riverside County) for Southern California.

Availability

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Online Records





Northern US District Court Naturalization Index (1852-1989) is now online. More information at [California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]

Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index (1915-1976) is also online. More information at [California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]

California, San Diego Naturalization Index, 1868-1958. More info at California, San Diego Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of naturalization records for many California counties. Search individual counties in the Family History Library Catalog to determine the library holdings. Declarations of intention (1870-1931) for Alameda County, for example, are available at the Family History Library.

Naturalization records could also be filed in U.S. district courts after 1850. In counties where a federal district court sits, the federal court, not the superior court, has jurisdiction[[|]] over naturalization. The Family History Library has:

Voting Records with Naturalization Information

The Family History Library also has an extensive collection of voting records that name the court where an individual applied for naturalization and the date (see "Voting Registers" section).

Web Sites

CSGA Research Guide - Naturalization Records

http://www.germanroots.com/naturalization.html

http://rootsweb.com/~cascgs/nat2.htm

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:

References

California Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2003.

NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.

 

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