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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|U.S. Naturalizations]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalizations]]'' {{Adoption TXGenWeb}}
  
Naturalization records have generally been filed with the clerk of the district court in each county. You can obtain copies of the declarations, affidavits, orders of admission, and other documents by contacting the clerk's office. The Family History Library has microfilm copies of some county records. For example, from Harris County the library has naturalization records from 1891 to 1906 and an index from 1855 to 1906.
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Naturalization records for [[Texas]] have generally been filed with the clerk of the district court in each county. You can obtain copies of the declarations, affidavits, orders of admission, and other documents by contacting the clerk's office. The Family History Library has microfilm copies of some county records. For example, from Harris County the library has naturalization records from 1891 to 1906 and an index from 1855 to 1906.
  
In 1906 the Immigration and Naturalization Service (now United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) was created, forms were standardized, and duplicate records were created in the court and sent to the INS.  To access these records, download a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) form, fill it out and send it to the address listed on the form. You may also contact the National Archives—Fort Worth Branch for naturalization records.
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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 created in the court and sent to the INS.  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], fill it out and send it to the address listed on the form. You may also contact the [[National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth)]] for naturalization records.
  
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[http://www.archives.gov/southwest/ The National Archives at Fort Worth]
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Contents

Availability

Naturalization records for Texas have generally been filed with the clerk of the district court in each county. You can obtain copies of the declarations, affidavits, orders of admission, and other documents by contacting the clerk's office. The Family History Library has microfilm copies of some county records. For example, from Harris County the library has naturalization records from 1891 to 1906 and an index from 1855 to 1906.

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 created in the court and sent to the INS.  To access these records, use the Genealogy Program at www.uscis.gov, fill it out and send it to the address listed on the form. You may also contact the National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth) for naturalization records.

Web Sites

The National Archives at Fort Worth

References