Idaho Naturalization and Citizenship

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=== History ===
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Naturalization records 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 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.
  
For naturalization records after September 1906, contact the nearest office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS) at http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis.
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=== Post-1906 Records ===
  
The Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library has created an index to naturalization records.
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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.
  
Headings in the index are:
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=== Availability ===
  
* Last name
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The Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library has created an index to naturalization records that includes the following information:
* Given name
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* Country of nativity
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* Type of record
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* Date
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When a name in the index is listed more than once, possibly more than one kind of citizenship record exists for that individual.
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* Last name
  
Internet address
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* Given name
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* Country of nativity
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* Type of record
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* Date
  
http://www.idahohistory.net/naturalization.html
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When a name in the index is listed more than once, possibly more than one kind of citizenship record exists for that individual.
  
<br>or do a Google.com search for: Idaho naturalization index
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This index can be access online at:&nbsp;[http://www.idahohistory.net/naturalization.html], or search [http://www.google.com/ www.google.com] for&nbsp;"Idaho Naturalization Index."&nbsp;
  
Instructions for obtaining a copy of the original record are given on the website. The request may be made by mail, e-mail and 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.
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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.
  
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Revision as of 15:36, 15 April 2008

History

Naturalization records 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

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 www.uscis.gov, fill it out and send it to the address listed on the form.

Availability

The Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library has created an index to naturalization records that includes 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 access online at: [1], 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.