New York, County Naturalization Records (Family Search Historical Records)

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(added content and image)
(added content)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1999177 |title=New York, County Naturalization Records, 1792-1976|location=United States|scheduled=}}<br>
+
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1999177 |title=New York, County Naturalization Records, 1792-1976|location=United States|scheduled=}}</span><br>
 
+
</p>
== Record Description  ==
+
<h2> Record Description  </h2>
 
+
<p>The collection consists of images of naturalization records from county courthouses in New York. The records may include declarations of intent, petitions, indexes, and final papers. The content and time period varies by county.  
The collection consists of images of naturalization records from county courthouses in New York. The records may include declarations of intent, petitions, indexes, and final papers. The content and time period varies by county.  
+
</p>
 
+
<h2> Record Content  </h2>
== Record Content  ==
+
<p><img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/0/04/New_York%2C_County_Naturalization_Records%2C_1792-1976_-_DB_%2812-0014%29_DGS_5370548_851.jpg" _fck_mw_filename="New York, County Naturalization Records, 1792-1976 - DB (12-0014) DGS 5370548 851.jpg" _fck_mw_location="right" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" />
 
+
</p><p>The information found in Naturalization Records vaires by county and individual record. You may find any of the following:  
[[Image:New York, County Naturalization Records, 1792-1976 - DB (12-0014) DGS 5370548_851.jpg|thumb|right]]
+
</p>
 
+
<ul><li>Full Name of Petitioner  
The information found in Naturalization Records vaires by county and individual record. You may find any of the following:  
+
</li><li>Name of court  
 
+
</li><li>Date of Emigration  
*Full Name of Petitioner  
+
</li><li>Place of residence  
*Name of court  
+
</li><li>Occupation  
*Date of Emigration  
+
</li><li>Date and Place of Birth  
*Place of residence  
+
</li><li>Date of Declaration  
*Occupation  
+
</li><li>Date of Marriage  
*Date and Place of Birth  
+
</li><li>Spouses Full name (Sometimes Maiden Name)  
*Date of Declaration  
+
</li><li>Spouses Birth date and place  
*Date of Marriage  
+
</li><li>Names and Birth places of children  
*Spouses Full name (Sometimes Maiden Name)  
+
</li><li>Name of Judge  
*Spouses Birth date and place  
+
</li><li>Name of Witnesses
*Names and Birth places of children  
+
</li></ul>
*Name of Judge  
+
<h2> How to Use the Record  </h2>
*Name of Witnesses
+
<p>To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
+
</p>
== How to Use the Record  ==
+
<ul><li>The full name of your ancestor  
 
+
</li><li>The approximate immigration and naturalization dates  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
+
</li><li>The ancestor’s residence
 
+
</li></ul>
*The full name of your ancestor  
+
<p>If you do not know this information, check the 1900 census and 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. If your ancestor naturalized befor 1900, check the census records to see when he or she first appeared in the census. This will give you a 10 year window in which they may have immigrated.  
*The approximate immigration and naturalization dates  
+
</p>
*The ancestor’s residence
+
<h4> Search the Collection </h4>
 
+
<p>To search the collection you will need follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "[]" link<br>⇒Select the appropriate [] link<br>⇒Select the "[]" link which takes you to the images  
If you do not know this information, check the 1900 census and 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. If your ancestor naturalized befor 1900, check the census records to see when he or she first appeared in the census. This will give you a 10 year window in which they may have immigrated.
+
</p><p>Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
 
+
</p>
==== Search the Collection ====
+
<h4> Using the Information </h4>
 
+
<p>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:  
To search the collection you will need follow this series of links:<br>
+
</p>
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>
+
<ul><li>Learn an immigrant’s place of origin  
⇒Select the "[]" link<br>
+
</li><li>Confirm their date of arrival  
⇒Select the appropriate [] link<br>
+
</li><li>Learn foreign and “Americanized” names  
⇒Select the "[]" link which takes you to the images  
+
</li><li>Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
 
+
</li></ul>
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
+
<h4> Tips to Keep in Mind </h4>
 
+
<ul><li>Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived, 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.  
==== Using the Information ====
+
</li><li>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.  
 
+
</li><li>If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.  
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:  
+
</li><li>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.  
 
+
</li><li>The witnesses named on naturalization records may have been older relatives of the person in the naturalization process. Search for their naturalizations.  
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin  
+
</li><li>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.
*Confirm their date of arrival  
+
</li></ul>
*Learn foreign and “Americanized” names  
+
<h4> Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  </h4>
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
+
<ul><li>Check for variant spellings of the names.  
 
+
</li><li>Look for an index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
+
</li><li>Search the records of nearby counties.
 
+
</li></ul>
*Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived, 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.  
+
<h4> General Information About Naturalization Records </h4>
*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.  
+
<p>Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. The first naturalization act was passed in 1802. Immigrants to the United States were not required to apply for citizenship. Of those who did apply, many did not complete the requirements for citizenship.  
*If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.  
+
</p><p>Naturalization to become a U.S. citizen was a two-part process: the Declaration of Intent to Naturalize, or First Papers, and the Naturalization Record (including the Naturalization Petition), or Final Papers. The First Papers were normally filed five years before the Final Papers because of the five-year residency requirement to become a citizen.  
*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.  
+
</p><p>No centralized files existed before 1906. In 1906 federal forms replaced the various formats that had been used by the various courts. Copies were sent to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), creating a central file for naturalization papers. The INS is now known as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  
*The witnesses named on naturalization records may have been older relatives of the person in the naturalization process. Search for their naturalizations.  
+
</p><p>Naturalization records are generally well preserved, but some records may have been lost to fire or other disasters.  
*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.
+
</p><p>The information that was current at the time of naturalization was usually reliable. However, there was always a chance for misinformation. Errors may have occurred because of the informant’s lack of knowledge or because of transcription errors or other circumstances.  
 
+
</p>
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
+
<h2> Related Websites  </h2>
 
+
<p><a href="New York Naturalization and Citizenship">New York Naturalization and Citizenship</a>
*Check for variant spellings of the names.  
+
</p>
*Look for an index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
+
<h2> Related Wiki Articles  </h2>
*Search the records of nearby counties.
+
<p><a href="http://www.naturalizationrecords.com/usa/newyork.shtml">New York Naturalization Records&#160;</a>
 
+
</p>
==== General Information About Naturalization Records ====
+
<h2> Contributions to This Article  </h2>
 
+
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Contributor_invite}}</span>
Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. The first naturalization act was passed in 1802. Immigrants to the United States were not required to apply for citizenship. Of those who did apply, many did not complete the requirements for citizenship.  
+
</p>
 
+
<h2> Citing Family Search Historical Collections  </h2>
Naturalization to become a U.S. citizen was a two-part process: the Declaration of Intent to Naturalize, or First Papers, and the Naturalization Record (including the Naturalization Petition), or Final Papers. The First Papers were normally filed five years before the Final Papers because of the five-year residency requirement to become a citizen.  
+
<p>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.  
 
+
</p><p>A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections">Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections</a>.  
No centralized files existed before 1906. In 1906 federal forms replaced the various formats that had been used by the various courts. Copies were sent to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), creating a central file for naturalization papers. The INS is now known as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  
+
</p>
 
+
<h4> Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection  </h4>
Naturalization records are generally well preserved, but some records may have been lost to fire or other disasters.
+
<p>The following are examples of records found in different collections. Please help us by replacing these examples with a citation for a record you have found in this collection.  
 
+
</p>
The information that was current at the time of naturalization was usually reliable. However, there was always a chance for misinformation. Errors may have occurred because of the informant’s lack of knowledge or because of transcription errors or other circumstances.  
+
<ul><li>“Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (<a href="https://www.familysearch.org">[n]</a>: 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; from Delaware, State Marriage Records 23 November 1913, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,025,063.  
 
+
</li><li>“El Salvador Civil Registration,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (<a href="https://www.familysearch.org">[n]</a>: 21 March 2011), Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, 1880; from La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal, San Salvador.
== Related Websites  ==
+
</li></ul>
 
+
<p>When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Example of a Citation for a Record Found in This Collection”.  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
+
</p>
 
+
<h2> Citation for This Collection  </h2>
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to other related wiki articles here.  
+
<p>The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
 
+
</p><p><!--bibdescbegin-->"New York, County Naturalization Records, 1792-1976." <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://www.familysearch.org). Various county courts throughout New York. FHL microfilm, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
+
</p><p>Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections">Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections</a>.
 
+
</p>
{{Contributor_invite}}  
+
 
+
== Citing Family Search Historical Collections  ==
+
 
+
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]].  
+
 
+
==== Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
+
 
+
The following are examples of records found in different collections. Please help us by replacing these examples with a citation for a record you have found in this collection.  
+
 
+
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org]: 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; from Delaware, State Marriage Records 23 November 1913, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,025,063.
+
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” database and digital images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org]: 21 March 2011), Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, 1880; from La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal, San Salvador.
+
 
+
When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Example of a Citation for a Record Found in This Collection”.
+
 
+
== Citation for This Collection  ==
+
 
+
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
+
 
+
<!--bibdescbegin-->"New York, County Naturalization Records, 1792-1976." ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org). Various county courts throughout New York. FHL microfilm, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->  
+
 
+
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
+

Revision as of 18:21, 23 March 2012

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

Contents

Record Description

The collection consists of images of naturalization records from county courthouses in New York. The records may include declarations of intent, petitions, indexes, and final papers. The content and time period varies by county.

Record Content

<img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/0/04/New_York%2C_County_Naturalization_Records%2C_1792-1976_-_DB_%2812-0014%29_DGS_5370548_851.jpg" _fck_mw_filename="New York, County Naturalization Records, 1792-1976 - DB (12-0014) DGS 5370548 851.jpg" _fck_mw_location="right" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" />

The information found in Naturalization Records vaires by county and individual record. You may find any of the following:

  • Full Name of Petitioner
  • Name of court
  • Date of Emigration
  • Place of residence
  • Occupation
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Date of Declaration
  • Date of Marriage
  • Spouses Full name (Sometimes Maiden Name)
  • Spouses Birth date and place
  • Names and Birth places of children
  • Name of Judge
  • Name of Witnesses

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 census and 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. If your ancestor naturalized befor 1900, check the census records to see when he or she first appeared in the census. This will give you a 10 year window in which they may have immigrated.

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "[]" link
⇒Select the appropriate [] link
⇒Select the "[]" link 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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived, 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.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for an index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the records of nearby counties.

General Information About Naturalization Records

Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. The first naturalization act was passed in 1802. Immigrants to the United States were not required to apply for citizenship. Of those who did apply, many did not complete the requirements for citizenship.

Naturalization to become a U.S. citizen was a two-part process: the Declaration of Intent to Naturalize, or First Papers, and the Naturalization Record (including the Naturalization Petition), or Final Papers. The First Papers were normally filed five years before the Final Papers because of the five-year residency requirement to become a citizen.

No centralized files existed before 1906. In 1906 federal forms replaced the various formats that had been used by the various courts. Copies were sent to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), creating a central file for naturalization papers. The INS is now known as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Naturalization records are generally well preserved, but some records may have been lost to fire or other disasters.

The information that was current at the time of naturalization was usually reliable. However, there was always a chance for misinformation. Errors may have occurred because of the informant’s lack of knowledge or because of transcription errors or other circumstances.

Related Websites

<a href="New York Naturalization and Citizenship">New York Naturalization and Citizenship</a>

Related Wiki Articles

<a href="http://www.naturalizationrecords.com/usa/newyork.shtml">New York Naturalization Records </a>

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citing Family Search Historical Collections

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 <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections">Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections</a>.

Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection

The following are examples of records found in different collections. Please help us by replacing these examples with a citation for a record you have found in this collection.

  • “Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (<a href="https://www.familysearch.org">[n]</a>: 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; from Delaware, State Marriage Records 23 November 1913, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,025,063.
  • “El Salvador Civil Registration,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (<a href="https://www.familysearch.org">[n]</a>: 21 March 2011), Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, 1880; from La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal, San Salvador.

When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Example of a Citation for a Record Found in This Collection”.

Citation for This Collection

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

"New York, County Naturalization Records, 1792-1976." FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Various county courts throughout New York. FHL microfilm, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections">Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections</a>.