Texas Naturalization and Citizenship

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=== Availability ===
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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.
 
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.
  
For naturalization records after September 1906, contact the National Archives—Fort Worth Branch or the local office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS).
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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, 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.
  
 
=== Web Sites ===
 
=== Web Sites ===
  
http://www.archives.gov/southwest/<br>
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Revision as of 19:58, 15 April 2008

Availability

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.

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, 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.

Web Sites

http://www.archives.gov/southwest/