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Naturalization records have been filed primarily in the circuit courts. In earlier years naturalization information was included in the minutes and order books of various courts along with other court matters. Eventually the papers were kept in separate volumes with indexes. You may obtain copies of declarations, petitions, and certificates by contacting the clerk's office in each county courthouse.
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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|U.S. Naturalizations]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalizations]]''
  
The Family History Library has copies of the records for some counties in the state. For St. Louis, for example, the library has 17 microfilms of an index to naturalizations from the Circuit Court for 1840 to 1906.
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== History ==
  
After 1906, most records are under the jurisdiction of a U.S. district court. If you need naturalization records after that date, contact a federal office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service or the National Archives—Central Plains Region (Kansas City). The Archives maintains records from the U.S. Eastern District Court, 1907 to 1941, and the Western District Court, 1906 to 1924.
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Naturalization records have been filed primarily in the circuit courts. In earlier years naturalization information was included in the minutes and order books of various courts along with other court matters. Eventually the papers were kept in separate volumes with indexes. You may obtain copies of declarations, petitions, and certificates by contacting the clerk's office in each [[Missouri]] county courthouse.  
  
=== Web Sites ===
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== Availability  ==
  
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/naturalization/
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*The Family History Library has copies of the records for some counties in the state. Search the Family History Library Catalog for naturalization records under the county and state:
  
http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/naturalization/<br>
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:MISSOURI,NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP
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:MISSOURI, [Name of County]–NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP
  
[[Category: Missouri]]<br>
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*St. Louis Public Library owns these Naturalization Record microfilm sets:
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:Index to Naturalizations, St. Louis Circuit Court, 1816-1905<br>
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:Naturalization Records, St. Louis Metropolitan Area, 1805-1926
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== Post-1906 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 duplicate records were sent by the court to the INS. After 1906, most records are under the jurisdiction of a U.S. district court. To access these records, use the [http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD Genealogy Program] at [http://www.uscis.gov www.uscis.gov]. You may also search the Family History Library Catalog for Missouri naturalization records, or contact&nbsp;the National Archives—Central Plains Region (Kansas City). The Archives maintains records from the U.S. Eastern District Court, 1907 to 1941, and the Western District Court, 1906 to 1924.
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== Web Sites  ==
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[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/naturalization/ Missouri State Archives-Naturalization Records]  
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[http://www.archives.gov/research/naturalization/index.html National Archives-Naturalization]  
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[http://www.slpl.org/ St. Louis Public Library]
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== References  ==
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''[[Missouri]] Research Outline. ''Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.
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:NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into the FamilySearch Wiki and is being updated as time permits.
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[[Category:Missouri|Naturalization]]

Revision as of 19:59, 2 August 2012

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Contents

History

Naturalization records have been filed primarily in the circuit courts. In earlier years naturalization information was included in the minutes and order books of various courts along with other court matters. Eventually the papers were kept in separate volumes with indexes. You may obtain copies of declarations, petitions, and certificates by contacting the clerk's office in each Missouri county courthouse.

Availability

  • The Family History Library has copies of the records for some counties in the state. Search the Family History Library Catalog for naturalization records under the county and state:
MISSOURI,NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP
MISSOURI, [Name of County]–NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP
  • St. Louis Public Library owns these Naturalization Record microfilm sets:
Index to Naturalizations, St. Louis Circuit Court, 1816-1905
Naturalization Records, St. Louis Metropolitan Area, 1805-1926

Post-1906 Records

In 1906 the Immigration and Naturalization Service (now United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) was created, forms were standardized and duplicate records were sent by the court to the INS. After 1906, most records are under the jurisdiction of a U.S. district court. To access these records, use the Genealogy Program at www.uscis.gov. You may also search the Family History Library Catalog for Missouri naturalization records, or contact the National Archives—Central Plains Region (Kansas City). The Archives maintains records from the U.S. Eastern District Court, 1907 to 1941, and the Western District Court, 1906 to 1924.

Web Sites

Missouri State Archives-Naturalization Records

National Archives-Naturalization

St. Louis Public Library


References

Missouri Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.

NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into the FamilySearch Wiki and is being updated as time permits.