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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|U.S. Naturalizations]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalizations]]''
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=== Availability of Records  ===
  
 
Naturalization records have been filed in the U.S. District and Circuit Courts and in the local courts in Ohio counties, especially in the courts of common pleas and the probate courts (after 1851). No centralized files exist before 1906.  
 
Naturalization records have been filed in the U.S. District and Circuit Courts and in the local courts in Ohio counties, especially in the courts of common pleas and the probate courts (after 1851). No centralized files exist before 1906.  
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Various types of records were created by the courts, including declarations, petitions, alien dockets, and military petitions for naturalization. Each record in the naturalization process may give different details about the person's travels, such as the date and port of arrival or the name of the ship. Not all counties recorded the same information.  
 
Various types of records were created by the courts, including declarations, petitions, alien dockets, and military petitions for naturalization. Each record in the naturalization process may give different details about the person's travels, such as the date and port of arrival or the name of the ship. Not all counties recorded the same information.  
  
For a statewide list of Ohio naturalization records, see:  
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==== Statewide List  ====
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*Schaefer, Christina K. ''Guide to Naturalization Records in the United States.'' (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1997.) {{WorldCat|36674082|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|788457|item|disp=FHL book 973 P4s.}} A statewide list of Ohio naturalization records.
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:For each county, this book describes the court; the years the records exist; where the originals are housed; and the Family History Library film numbers, if they have been microfilmed. This book was published in 1997, so the Family History Library has acquired additional records since then. Always search the [[Family History Library Catalog Title Search|Family History Library Catalog]] for naturalization information in the county. The introduction discusses the naturalization process, the types of records created, and the usual genealogical content of each record.
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==== U.S. District Court Records  ====
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*United States. District Court (Ohio: Southern District), ''Naturalization Index, 1852-1991''. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992.) {{FHL|560791|item|disp=FHL film 1819410 (first of 16 films).}} An index to the records for the court at Cincinnati. There are three indexes in this set: 1852 to 1892; 1906 to 1986; and 1917 to 1991. The original records are at the U.S. District Court, Cincinnati.
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*The [[Family History Library]] also has the U.S. District Court records which have been microfilmed for the Ohio Southern District Courts held at Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati and the Ohio Northern District Courts, Eastern Division held in Cleveland. Mostly for the period 1916 to 1931, the records include petitions, declarations of intention, and military petitions for naturalization. They are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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:{{FHL|650234|subject-id|disp=OHIO – NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP}}
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:{{FHL|653379|subject-id|disp=OHIO – NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP - INDEXES}}
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*The [[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]] has many naturalization records that have not been microfilmed. These include:
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:U.S. District Court, Ohio Northern District, Eastern Division, Cleveland. Naturalizations, 1855-1943.
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:U.S. District Court, Ohio Southern District, Eastern Division, Columbus. Naturalizations, 1916-51.
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:U.S. District Court, Ohio Southern District, Western Division, Dayton. Naturalizations, 1906-30.
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*Available on microfilm at the [[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]], but not at the [[Family History Library]], is:
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:U.S. Circuit Court, Ohio Southern District, Western Division. Naturalization Records, 1852-1905.
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===== Locating the Correct District Court  =====
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To determine the district court your ancestor lived in, click on [[United States District Court Jurisdictions|United States District Court Jurisdictions]]. You must know the county your ancestor resided in.
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=== Post 1906 Records  ===
  
*Schaefer, Christina K. ''Guide to Naturalization Records in the United States.'' Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1997. (FHL book 973 P4s.)
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*Post 1906 - For naturalization records after September 1906, contact the [[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]].  
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*After 1917, records may also be found at the U.S. District Courts in Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo and Cleveland or 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].
  
For each county, this book describes the court; the years the records exist; where the originals are housed; and the FHL film numbers, if they have been microfilmed. Pages 259 to 273 cover Ohio. The introduction discusses the naturalization process, the types of records created, and the usual genealogical content of each record.  
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[http://www.ohiohistory.org/ The Ohio Historical Society in Columbus] includes a listing of their holdings of naturalization records on their Internet site, which is mentioned in [[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Ohio Archives and Libraries]].  
  
An index to the records for the court at Cincinnati is:
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=== Family History Library  ===
  
*United States. District Court (Ohio: Southern District). ''Naturalization Index, 1852-1991''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992. (On 16 FHL films beginning with 1819410.) There are three indexes in this set: 1852 to 1892; 1906 to 1986; and 1917 to 1991. The original records are at the U.S. District Court, Cincinnati.
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*The [[Family History Library]] has microfilms of naturalization applications from most counties, generally covering the years 1850 to about 1906 or later. These are listed in the&nbsp;Place Search of the [[Family History Library Catalog Title Search|Family History Library Catalog]] under:
  
The Family History Library also has the U.S. District Court records which have been microfilmed for the Ohio Southern District Courts held at Dayton and Columbus. Mostly for the period 1916 to 1931, the records include petitions, declarations of intention, and military petitions for naturalization. They are listed in the&nbsp;Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under OHIO - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP.
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:OHIO, [COUNTY] - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP
  
The National Archives—Great Lakes Region has many naturalization records that have not been microfilmed. These include:  
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Records of larger cities may also be found under:  
  
*U.S. District Court, Ohio Northern District, Eastern Division, Cleveland. Naturalizations, 1855-1943.
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:OHIO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP.
*U.S. District Court, Ohio Southern District, Eastern Division, Columbus. Naturalizations, 1916-51.
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*U.S. District Court, Ohio Southern District, Western Division, Dayton. Naturalizations, 1906-30.
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Available on microfilm, but not at the Family History Library, is:
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*The [[Family History Library]] has microfilm of a unique naturalization collection created by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at {{FHL|1185457|item|disp=FHL film 2380531 (first film).}}
  
*U.S. Circuit Court, Ohio Southern District, Western Division. Naturalization Records, 1852-1905.
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=== Websites  ===
  
For naturalization records after September 1906, contact the National Archives—Great Lakes Region. After 1917, records may also be found at the U.S. District Courts in Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland or in the nearest office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. See the [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|United States Research Outline for]] more information about records after 1906.  
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~banatdata/DDB/MansfieldProbateCourt-Naturalization.htm From Naturalization Card File in Mansfield Probate Court]
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?i=d&cj=1&tp=2&showpaging=true&categoryfilterid=40&o_xid=0002370633&o_lid=0002370633 Immigration] at Ancestry
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*[http://go.footnote.com/naturalizations/?xid=287&u1=otg Naturalization Records] at Footnote
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=49193&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Indexes to Seamen's Protection Certificate Applications and Proofs of Citizenship] at Ancestry
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*[http://naturalizationrecords.com/usa/oh_onlinedb.shtml Naturalization Index - WWI Soldiers] at Footnote
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/naturalization/?cj=1&o_xid=0002370633&o_lid=0002370633 Ohio Naturalization]
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*[http://naturalizationrecords.com/usa/oh_onlinedb.shtml Ohio Naturalization Record Helps]
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*[http://www.footnote.com/documents/52163237/passport_applications_17951905/?xid=287&u1=otg Passport Applications, 1795-1905] at Footnote
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1174&cj=1&o_xid=0000713921&o_lid=0000713921 U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925] At Ancestry<br>
  
The Ohio Historical Society in Columbus includes a listing of their holdings of naturalization records on their Internet site, which is mentioned in [[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Ohio Archives and Libraries]].
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*'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''<br>
  
The Family History Library has microfilms of naturalization applications from most counties, generally covering the years 1850 to about 1906 or later. These are listed in the&nbsp;Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under OHIO, [COUNTY] - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP. Records of larger cities may also be found under OHIO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP.
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*[[Ohio, County Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio, County Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Ohio, Stark County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio, Stark County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
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Contents

Availability of Records

Naturalization records have been filed in the U.S. District and Circuit Courts and in the local courts in Ohio counties, especially in the courts of common pleas and the probate courts (after 1851). No centralized files exist before 1906.

Various types of records were created by the courts, including declarations, petitions, alien dockets, and military petitions for naturalization. Each record in the naturalization process may give different details about the person's travels, such as the date and port of arrival or the name of the ship. Not all counties recorded the same information.

Statewide List

For each county, this book describes the court; the years the records exist; where the originals are housed; and the Family History Library film numbers, if they have been microfilmed. This book was published in 1997, so the Family History Library has acquired additional records since then. Always search the Family History Library Catalog for naturalization information in the county. The introduction discusses the naturalization process, the types of records created, and the usual genealogical content of each record.


U.S. District Court Records

  • United States. District Court (Ohio: Southern District), Naturalization Index, 1852-1991. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992.) FHL film 1819410 (first of 16 films). An index to the records for the court at Cincinnati. There are three indexes in this set: 1852 to 1892; 1906 to 1986; and 1917 to 1991. The original records are at the U.S. District Court, Cincinnati.
  • The Family History Library also has the U.S. District Court records which have been microfilmed for the Ohio Southern District Courts held at Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati and the Ohio Northern District Courts, Eastern Division held in Cleveland. Mostly for the period 1916 to 1931, the records include petitions, declarations of intention, and military petitions for naturalization. They are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
OHIO – NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP
OHIO – NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP - INDEXES
U.S. District Court, Ohio Northern District, Eastern Division, Cleveland. Naturalizations, 1855-1943.
U.S. District Court, Ohio Southern District, Eastern Division, Columbus. Naturalizations, 1916-51.
U.S. District Court, Ohio Southern District, Western Division, Dayton. Naturalizations, 1906-30.
U.S. Circuit Court, Ohio Southern District, Western Division. Naturalization Records, 1852-1905.
Locating the Correct District Court

To determine the district court your ancestor lived in, click on United States District Court Jurisdictions. You must know the county your ancestor resided in.

Post 1906 Records

The Ohio Historical Society in Columbus includes a listing of their holdings of naturalization records on their Internet site, which is mentioned in Ohio Archives and Libraries.

Family History Library

OHIO, [COUNTY] - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP

Records of larger cities may also be found under:

OHIO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP.

Websites

  • Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

References