Rhode Island Naturalization and Citizenship

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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|U.S. Naturalizations]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode_Island_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalizations]]''  
 
''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|U.S. Naturalizations]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode_Island_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalizations]]''  
  
== Availability  ==
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Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. Naturalization papers are an important source of information about an immigrant's nation of origin, his foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. Information in post-1906 records is more detailed and may include birth dates, birth places, and other information about the immigrant and members of his family.
  
Naturalization records have been filed in the town, county and district courts. Papers filed since 1729 are often found in the records of the superior courts of judicature and courts of common pleas in [[Rhode Island]]. The Family History Library has microfilm copies of some files, including declarations from Newport County (1888 to 1905) and Washington County (1881 to 1900).
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=== Availability  ===
  
== Soundex Index  ==
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Naturalization records have been filed in the town, county and district courts. Papers filed since 1729 are often found in the records of the superior courts of judicature and courts of common pleas in [[Rhode Island]].
  
New England naturalization records for 1791 to 1906 were copied and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the late 1930s. Some of the records are more recent than 1906. The index gives the name and location of the court, the date of naturalization, and the volume and page number (or certificate number) of the naturalization record. The copies and index are at the [[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]]. The National Archives in Washington, D.C., and the Family History Library have microfilm copies of the index (Family History Library {{FHL|19737|title-id|disp=films 1429709-16}}).
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*The Family History Library has microfilm copies of some files, including declarations from Newport County (1888 to 1905) and Washington County (1881 to 1900). To locate county naturalization records go to the Place-names Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
  
The [[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]] also has records of the:
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:RHODE ISLAND, [COUNTY] - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP
  
*U.S. District Court (1842-44, 1888-1945)  
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*In the late 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) copied and indexed New England naturalization records for 1791 to 1906. The copies and index are at the [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/ National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]. The [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]] in Washington, D.C., and the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] have microfilm copies of the index:
*U.S. Circuit Court (1846-84, 1893-1906)
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If you need naturalization records after September 1906, contact the [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/ National Archives—New England Region] 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].  
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:*United States, Immigration and Naturalization Service. ''Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906''. Washington, D.C.: The National Archives, 1983. {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL films 1429671-787.}}<br>Some of the records are more recent than 1906. The index gives the name and location of the court, the date of naturalization, and the volume and page number (or certificate number) of the naturalization record.<br>Also online at {{RecordSearch|1840474|FamilySearch Historical Records}}. [[United States New England Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|(Learn more.)]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*The [[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]]has records of the:
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:*U.S. District Court (1842-44, 1888-1945)
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:*U.S. Circuit Court (1846-84, 1893-1906)
  
National Archives--New England Region: [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/ http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/]
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==== Post-1906 Records  ====
  
National Archives: [http://www.archives.gov/ http://www.archives.gov/]  
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Copies of the district court naturalization records since 1906 have been sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS). The INS case files may include the original applications and may contain affidavits, copies of vital record certificates, photographs, emigration materials, and other information.
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:*[http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD United States Citizenship and Immigration Service] To access these case files, use the ''Genealogy'' option at the website.
  
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:*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/ National Archives—New England Region]  
  
== References ==
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=== Web Sites ===
  
''[[Rhode Island]] Research Outline.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/ National Archives--New England Region]
 
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*[http://www.archives.gov/ Archives.gov]
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'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''
 
 
*[[United States New England Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
 
[[Category:Rhode_Island|Naturalization]]
 
[[Category:Rhode_Island|Naturalization]]

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Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. Naturalization papers are an important source of information about an immigrant's nation of origin, his foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. Information in post-1906 records is more detailed and may include birth dates, birth places, and other information about the immigrant and members of his family.

Availability

Naturalization records have been filed in the town, county and district courts. Papers filed since 1729 are often found in the records of the superior courts of judicature and courts of common pleas in Rhode Island.

  • The Family History Library has microfilm copies of some files, including declarations from Newport County (1888 to 1905) and Washington County (1881 to 1900). To locate county naturalization records go to the Place-names Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
RHODE ISLAND, [COUNTY] - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP
  • United States, Immigration and Naturalization Service. Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906. Washington, D.C.: The National Archives, 1983. FHL films 1429671-787.
    Some of the records are more recent than 1906. The index gives the name and location of the court, the date of naturalization, and the volume and page number (or certificate number) of the naturalization record.
    Also online at FamilySearch Historical Records. (Learn more.)
  • U.S. District Court (1842-44, 1888-1945)
  • U.S. Circuit Court (1846-84, 1893-1906)

Post-1906 Records

Copies of the district court naturalization records since 1906 have been sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS). The INS case files may include the original applications and may contain affidavits, copies of vital record certificates, photographs, emigration materials, and other information.

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