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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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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.  
 
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 [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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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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[[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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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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Image:Minnesota Naturalization Index (12-1455) (13-0555) DGS 7342684_58.jpg|Naturalization Index
 
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The index cards include the following information:  
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The '''index cards''' include the following information:  
  
 
*Certificate number  
 
*Certificate number  
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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.  
 
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  ====
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
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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To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
  
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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If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image. <br> ⇒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
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.  
*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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Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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=== Using the Information  ===
  
 
Remember this collection is a card index. Be aware that its may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.  
 
Remember this collection is a card index. Be aware that its may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.  
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*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
 
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the names and for nicknames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the names and for nicknames.  
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*Search the indexes of nearby localities.
 
*Search the indexes of nearby localities.
  
==== General Tips about Naturalization Records  ====
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Minnesota, Naturalization and Citizenship|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Minnesota Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this state see the wiki article [[Minnesota Genealogy|Minnesota]].}}
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=== 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.  
 
*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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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Minnesota.pdf Minnesota Research Outline]  
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/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  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Minnesota Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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Latest revision as of 23:01, 4 February 2016

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

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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.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988.

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 by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need 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

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.

Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

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

Minnesota Naturalization and Citizenship

How You Can Contribute

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Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation

"Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. National Archives at Chicago, Illinois.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988.

Image Citation

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988.


 

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