Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
This collection will include records from 1930 to 1988.
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The collection contains passenger lists and two naturalization card indexes from the District Court of Minnesota 3rd and 4th division captured at the NARA facility in Chicago.
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The collection consists of two naturalization card indexes from the District Court of Minnesota 3rd division and 4th division captured at the NARA facility in Chicago. This collection includes records from 1930 to 1988.
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For a list of records currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2120721/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
  
 
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{{Collection citation
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[[Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation Example for a Record Found in This Historical Record Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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[[Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Historical_Record_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
== Record Content ==
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== Record Content ==
'''Key genealogical facts found in most passenger lists may include:'''
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*Name and age of the immigrant
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*Place of origin
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*Date and port of arrival
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*Relatives’ names and age
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== How to Use the Record ==
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<gallery widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. 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.
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Image:Minnesota Naturalization Index (12-1455) (13-0555) DGS 7342684_58.jpg|Naturalization Index
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== Related Websites ==
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The index cards include the following information:
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Minnesota.pdf Minnesota Research Outline]
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*Certificate number
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*Name
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*Residence
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*Birth date
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*Admission date
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*Certificate date
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*Name of court
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*Place of court
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*Petition number
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*Alien registration number
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*Signature of immigrant
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the approximate date of naturalization or probable place of naturalization.
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search the collection image by image select Browse through images on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate Division <br> ⇒Select the appropriate Name Range which takes you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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Remember this collection is a card index. Be aware that its may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.
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Use the information in this collection to locate your ancestor's actual naturalization records. You can then use those naturalization records to:
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*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
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*Confirm their date of arrival
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*Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
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*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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*Check for variant spellings of the names and for nicknames.
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*Try a different index if there is one for the years needed. You may also need to search the naturalization records year by year.
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*Search the indexes of nearby localities.
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==== General Tips about Naturalization Records  ====
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*Immigrants could naturalize in any court that performed naturalizations. That included city, county, state and federal courts. Begin by looking for naturalization records in the courts of the county or city where the immigrant lived.
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*Look first for the petition (second papers), because they are usually easier to find in courts near where the immigant eventually settled.
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*After 1906, the declaration can be filed with the petition as the immigrant was required to submit a copy when he submitted the petition.
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*Because immigrants were allowed to naturalize in any court, they often selected the most convenient court. If they worked somewhere other than their residence, they may have gone to a court closer to work to naturalize.
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*Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived, and then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts and then in state, county, or city courts.
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*An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process.
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*If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.
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*Continue to search the naturalization records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have naturalized in the same area or nearby.
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*The witnesses named on naturalization records may have been older relatives of the person in the naturalization process. Search for their naturalizations.
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*You may want to obtain the naturalization records of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors.
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== Related Websites ==
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Minnesota.pdf Minnesota Research Outline]  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/chicago/finding-aids/naturalization-records.html National Archives - Chicago]
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/chicago/finding-aids/naturalization-records.html National Archives - Chicago]
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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*[[Minnesota Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Minnesota Naturalization and Citizenship]]
  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Historical Record Collection ===
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2120721/waypoints Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988]
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Revision as of 22:39, 1 October 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

The collection consists of two naturalization card indexes from the District Court of Minnesota 3rd division and 4th division captured at the NARA facility in Chicago. This collection includes records from 1930 to 1988.

For a list of records currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

District Courts. Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index. National Archives and Records Administration, Chicago, Illinois.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The index cards include the following information:

  • Certificate number
  • Name
  • Residence
  • Birth date
  • Admission date
  • Certificate date
  • Name of court
  • Place of court
  • Petition number
  • Alien registration number
  • Signature of immigrant

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the approximate date of naturalization or probable place of naturalization.

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select Browse through images on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate Division
⇒Select the appropriate Name Range which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

Remember this collection is a card index. Be aware that its may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.

Use the information in this collection to locate your ancestor's actual naturalization records. You can then use those naturalization records to:

  • Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
  • Confirm their date of arrival
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names and for nicknames.
  • Try a different index if there is one for the years needed. You may also need to search the naturalization records year by year.
  • Search the indexes of nearby localities.

General Tips about Naturalization Records

  • Immigrants could naturalize in any court that performed naturalizations. That included city, county, state and federal courts. Begin by looking for naturalization records in the courts of the county or city where the immigrant lived.
  • Look first for the petition (second papers), because they are usually easier to find in courts near where the immigant eventually settled.
  • After 1906, the declaration can be filed with the petition as the immigrant was required to submit a copy when he submitted the petition.
  • Because immigrants were allowed to naturalize in any court, they often selected the most convenient court. If they worked somewhere other than their residence, they may have gone to a court closer to work to naturalize.
  • Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived, and then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts and then in state, county, or city courts.
  • An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process.
  • If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.
  • Continue to search the naturalization records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have naturalized in the same area or nearby.
  • The witnesses named on naturalization records may have been older relatives of the person in the naturalization process. Search for their naturalizations.
  • You may want to obtain the naturalization records of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.