Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection contains an index of naturalization that took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1848-1990 and corresponds with NARA publication ARC #6948573.
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This collection consists of an index of naturalizations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1848-1990 and corresponds with NARA publication ARC #6948573.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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For a list of records currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2138589/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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[[Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
These records usually include the following information:  
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The index cards include the following information:
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*Certificate number
 
*Full name of citizen  
 
*Full name of citizen  
*Date naturalized
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*Residence
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*Birth date
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*Admission date
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*Certificate date
 
*Name of court  
 
*Name of court  
*Certificate number
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*Place of court
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*Petition number  
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*Alien registration number
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*Signature of immigrant
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the approximate date of naturalization or probable place of naturalization.
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the approximate date of naturalization or probable place of naturalization.  
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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== Search the Collection ==
  
To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at
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[http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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To search the collection image by image: <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page. <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Name Range" which takes you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
 
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
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==== Using the Information  ====
 
==== Using the Information  ====
  
Remember this is only an index. Be aware that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.  
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Remember this collection is an index. Be aware that its may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.  
  
 
Use the information in this index to located your ancestor's actual naturalization records. You can then use those naturalization records to:  
 
Use the information in this index to located your ancestor's actual naturalization records. You can then use those naturalization records to:  
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*Search the indexes of nearby localities.
 
*Search the indexes of nearby localities.
  
==== General Tips about Naturalization Records ====
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==== General Tips about Naturalization Records ====
  
 
*Immigrants could naturalize in any court that performed naturalizations. That included city, county, state and federal courts. Begin by looking for naturalization records in the courts of the county or city where the immigrant lived.  
 
*Immigrants could naturalize in any court that performed naturalizations. That included city, county, state and federal courts. Begin by looking for naturalization records in the courts of the county or city where the immigrant lived.  
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*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.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.  
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*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.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/naturalization/ National Archives and Records Administration - Naturalization Records]
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/naturalization/ National Archives and Records Administration - Naturalization Records]  
*[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy/natlzn/ Wisconsin Historical Society]
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*[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy/natlzn/ Wisconsin Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy/natlzn/ Wisconsin Immigration]
 
*[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy/natlzn/ Wisconsin Immigration]
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2138589/waypoints Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index, 1848-1990]
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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Revision as of 15:58, 26 December 2013

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

Contents

Record Description

This collection consists of an index of naturalizations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1848-1990 and corresponds with NARA publication ARC #6948573.

For a list of records currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

The index cards include the following information:

  • Certificate number
  • Full name of citizen
  • Residence
  • Birth date
  • Admission date
  • Certificate date
  • Name of court
  • Place of court
  • Petition number
  • Alien registration number
  • Signature of immigrant

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the approximate date of naturalization or probable place of naturalization.

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

To search the collection image by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page.
⇒Select the appropriate "Name Range" 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 if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

Remember this collection is an index. Be aware that its may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.

Use the information in this index to located your ancestor's actual naturalization records. You can then use those 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

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names and for nicknames.
  • Try a different index if there is one for the years needed. You may also need to search the naturalization records year by year.
  • Search the indexes of nearby localities.

General Tips about Naturalization Records

  • Immigrants could naturalize in any court that performed naturalizations. That included city, county, state and federal courts. Begin by looking for naturalization records in the courts of the county or city where the immigrant lived.
  • Look first for the petition (second papers), because they are usually easier to find in courts near where the immigant eventually settled.
  • After 1906, the declaration can be filed with the petition as the immigrant was required to submit a copy when he submitted the petition.
  • Because immigrants were allowed to naturalize in any court, they often selected the most convenient court. If they worked somewhere other than their residence, they may have gone to a court closer to work to naturalize.
  • Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived, and 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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Wisconsin Naturalization and Citizenship

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index, 1848-1990

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.

Citation for This Collection

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

Wisconsin, Milwaukee Probate Courts. Naturalization Index, 1848-1990. National Archives and Records Administration, Chicago, Illinois.