Idaho Naturalization and Citizenship

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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|U.S. Naturalizations]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalizations]]''  
 
''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|U.S. Naturalizations]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalizations]]''  
  
== History  ==
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=== Definition  ===
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Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. Naturalization papers are an important source of information about an immigrant's nation of origin, his foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. Information in post-1906 records is more detailed and may include birth dates, birth places, and other information about the immigrant and members of his family.
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=== History  ===
  
 
Naturalization records for Idaho have usually been filed with the clerk of the U.S. District Court in each county courthouse. The records of some counties are in neighboring counties. The Idaho Supreme Court in Boise has some records from 1890.  
 
Naturalization records for Idaho have usually been filed with the clerk of the U.S. District Court in each county courthouse. The records of some counties are in neighboring counties. The Idaho Supreme Court in Boise has some records from 1890.  
  
== Post-1906 Records  ==
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=== Post-1906 Records  ===
  
In 1906 the Immigration and Naturalization Service (now United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) was created, forms were standardized and each court sent duplicate copies of their records to the INS. To access these records, download a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) form from [http://www.uscis.gov/ www.uscis.gov], fill it out and send it to the address listed on the form.  
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Copies of the district court naturalization records since 1906 have been sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS). The INS case files may include the original applications and may contain affidavits, copies of vital record certificates, photographs, emigration materials, and other information. To access these case files, use the ''Genealogy'' option at the [http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD United States Citizenship and Immigration Service] website.  
  
== Availability  ==
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=== Availability  ===
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==== Idaho State Archives ====
  
 
Some counties in Idaho have transferred their naturalization records to the Idaho State Archives in Boise. That facility also has some of the Idaho State Supreme Court's records.  
 
Some counties in Idaho have transferred their naturalization records to the Idaho State Archives in Boise. That facility also has some of the Idaho State Supreme Court's records.  
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Instructions for obtaining a copy of the original record are given on the website. The request may be made by mail, e-mail or telephone. There are photocopy and research fees for this service. Check the Family History Library Catalog to determine if the record is also in the library holdings.  
 
Instructions for obtaining a copy of the original record are given on the website. The request may be made by mail, e-mail or telephone. There are photocopy and research fees for this service. Check the Family History Library Catalog to determine if the record is also in the library holdings.  
  
== References ==
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==== Family History Library ====
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*United States District Court, ''Naturalization Records, Southern District, Boise, Idaho, 1891-1934'' (SLC, Utah, 1987) {{FHL|662282|item|disp=FHL film 1513549 items 1–6 (first of 12)}}
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*United States District Court, ''Naturalization Records, Northern District, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 1909-1929'' (SLC, Utah, 1987) {{FHL|570768|item|disp=FHL film 1513552 item 6 (first of 5)}}
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*United States District Court, ''Naturalization Records, Central District, Moscow, Idaho, 1892-1935'' (SLC, Utah, 1987) {{FHL|570774|item|disp=FHL film 1513554 items 2–8}}
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*United States District Court, ''Naturalization Records, Eastern District, Pocatello, Idaho, 1893-1945'' (SLC, Utah, 1987) {{FHL|570776item|disp=FHL film 1513554 items 9–10 (first of five).}}
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*To locate county naturalization records go to the Place-names Search in the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] under:
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:IDAHO, [COUNTY] - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP
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''[[Idaho]] Research Outline''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2006.
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[[Category:Idaho|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
[[Category:Idaho|Naturalization and Citizenship]]

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Definition

Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. Naturalization papers are an important source of information about an immigrant's nation of origin, his foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. Information in post-1906 records is more detailed and may include birth dates, birth places, and other information about the immigrant and members of his family.

History

Naturalization records for Idaho have usually been filed with the clerk of the U.S. District Court in each county courthouse. The records of some counties are in neighboring counties. The Idaho Supreme Court in Boise has some records from 1890.

Post-1906 Records

Copies of the district court naturalization records since 1906 have been sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS). The INS case files may include the original applications and may contain affidavits, copies of vital record certificates, photographs, emigration materials, and other information. To access these case files, use the Genealogy option at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service website.

Availability

Idaho State Archives

Some counties in Idaho have transferred their naturalization records to the Idaho State Archives in Boise. That facility also has some of the Idaho State Supreme Court's records.

PARL has created an index to the original paper copies of naturalization records in their holdings. Most of those records are those transferred from the counties and may include the following information:

  • Last name
  • Given name
  • Country of nativity
  • Type of record
  • Date

When a name in the index is listed more than once, possibly more than one kind of citizenship record exists for that individual.

This index can be accessed at the Idaho State Archives website or search www.google.com for "Idaho Naturalization Index."

Instructions for obtaining a copy of the original record are given on the website. The request may be made by mail, e-mail or telephone. There are photocopy and research fees for this service. Check the Family History Library Catalog to determine if the record is also in the library holdings.

Family History Library

  • United States District Court, Naturalization Records, Central District, Moscow, Idaho, 1892-1935 (SLC, Utah, 1987) FHL film 1513554 items 2–8
IDAHO, [COUNTY] - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP