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The circuit and district courts had authority to naturalize foreigners, but the actual documents are in the custody of each county clerk.

The Family History Library has the following major collections of naturalization records for Michigan:

Michigan. Circuit Court. (Wayne County). Declarations of Intention, 1874–1936. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1993. (On 138 FHL films.) Includes indexes.

Michigan. Circuit Court. (Wayne County). Naturalization Records, 1815–1928. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976, 1977. (On 89 FHL films.) Includes indexes.

Michigan. Circuit Court. (Wayne County). Naturalization Records, 1837–1921. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992. (On 161 FHL films.) Includes indexes. Includes some Superior Court records.

United States. District Court. (Michigan: Eastern District). Declarations of Intentions, 1911–1930. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986. (On 54 FHL films.)

United States. District Court. (Michigan: Eastern District). Naturalization Records, 1913–1928. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986. (On 129 FHL films.)

United States. District Court. (Michigan: Western District: Northern Division). Naturalization Records, 1887–1915. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986. (FHL film 1255891–92.)

United States. District Court. (Michigan: Western District: Southern Division). Naturalization Records, 1907–1930. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986. (FHL film 1255888–91.)

For declarations and petitions filed after 1906, contact the National Archives and Records Administration—Chicago, Illinois Branch (see the "Archives and Libraries" section for the address) or the nearest office of the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service.

The Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog lists additional records like these under:

MICHIGAN - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP

MICHIGAN, [COUNTY] - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP

Web Sites

http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/chicago/


 

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