New Jersey County Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
 
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
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The information given for each petition includes the following:  
  
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*Name of the petitioner
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*Residence
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*Country of birth
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*Place and date of arrival
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*Names of two witnesses
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*Petition number
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*Date of petition
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*Volume and page number of the petition
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Declaration of Intent and Naturalization Petitions may include any of the following:
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*Name of the immigrant
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*Country of birth
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*Arrival date
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*Date of Declaration of Intent or Naturalization
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*Names of witnesses
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*Signature of judge or court official
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*Birth date
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*Birthplace
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*Age
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*Race
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*Last foreign residence
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*Current residence
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*Arrival place
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*Marital status
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*Name of spouse
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*Maiden name of wife
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*Birth date of spouse
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*Residence of spouse
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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*The full name of your ancestor
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*The approximate immigration and naturalization dates
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*The ancestor’s residence
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If you do not know this information, check the 1900 or 1910 census, then calculate the possible year of naturalization based on the date of immigration. The 1920 census may tell you the exact year of immigration or naturalization.
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Use the locator information found in the index (such as name of court, page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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For example, you can use 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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You may also find these tips helpful:
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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 immigrant 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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If you do not find the name you are looking for, try the following:
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*Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.
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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 counties.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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[http://www.naturalizationrecords.com/usa/newjersey.shtml New Jersey Naturalization Records]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
Include at least one link to an existing wiki article.
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[[New_Jersey_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|New Jersey Naturalization and Citizenship&nbsp;]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==

Revision as of 22:22, 10 July 2012

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

Contents

Record Description

Digital images of naturalization records from county courthouses in New Jersey. The record content and year ranges vary by county.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Genealogical Society of Utah. New Jersey County Naturalization Records. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Record Content

The information given for each petition includes the following:

  • Name of the petitioner
  • Residence
  • Country of birth
  • Place and date of arrival
  • Names of two witnesses
  • Petition number
  • Date of petition
  • Volume and page number of the petition

Declaration of Intent and Naturalization Petitions may include any of the following:

  • Name of the immigrant
  • Country of birth
  • Arrival date
  • Date of Declaration of Intent or Naturalization
  • Names of witnesses
  • Signature of judge or court official
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Age
  • Race
  • Last foreign residence
  • Current residence
  • Arrival place
  • Marital status
  • Name of spouse
  • Maiden name of wife
  • Birth date of spouse
  • Residence of spouse

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The full name of your ancestor
  • The approximate immigration and naturalization dates
  • The ancestor’s residence

If you do not know this information, check the 1900 or 1910 census, then calculate the possible year of naturalization based on the date of immigration. The 1920 census may tell you the exact year of immigration or naturalization.

Use the locator information found in the index (such as name of court, page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

For example, you can use 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

You may also find these tips helpful:

  • 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 immigrant 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.

If you do not find the name you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.
  • 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 counties.

Related Websites

New Jersey Naturalization Records

Related Wiki Articles

New Jersey Naturalization and Citizenship 

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