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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.in.gov/icpr/2941.htm Indiana Commission on Public Records]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.indianahistory.org/our-collections/library-and-archives/reference/naturalization-records Indiana Historical Society] 
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
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This collection contains seven naturalization indexes of the Northern and Southern Districts of the U.S. District Court in the state of Indiana. The Indexes are part of Record Group 21 Records of District Courts of the United States and was acquired of the National Archives at Chicago.
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*'''Northern District''' 
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*South Bend Division, Index to Petitions for  Naturalization, 1955-1967 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5682644 5682644]
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*South Bend Division, Index to Petitions for Naturalization,1955-1991 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5682646 5682646]
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*Hammond Division, Index to Petitions for Naturalization,1907-1985 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5890428 5890428]
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*Fort Wayne Division, Index to Petitions for naturalization, 1930-1984 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5674638 5674638]
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*Hammond Division, Lafayette Term,Index to Petitions for Naturalization,1956-1984 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5687052 5687052]
  
== Record Description  ==
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*'''Southern District'''
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*Indianapolis Division,Index to Declarations of Indention and Petitions for Naturalization,1927-1992 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/4481511 4481511]
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*Indianapolis Division, Index to Declarations of Intentions and Petitions for Naturalization,1907-1962 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/4478178 4478178]   
  
This collection contains naturalization records filmed at the Regional NARA facility in Chicago. It includes records from:
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
*South Bend (ARC #5682644 &amp; 5682646)
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*Hammond (ARC #5890428)
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*Lafayette (ARC #5687052).
 
  
== Record Content  ==
 
  
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==What Can these Records Tell Me?==
Image:Indiana, Naturalization Records and Indexes (13-0146) Card Index to Petitions DGS 7457316_10.jpg|Index to Petitions Example 1
 
Image:Indiana Naturalization Indexes (Nara), 1848-1992 DGS 7463915 1691.jpg|Index to Petitions Example 2
 
Image:Indiana Naturalization Indexes (NARA), 1848-1992 DGS 7463915 1690.jpg|Index to Oath on Admission
 
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These records usually include the following information:  
 
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*Signature
 
*Signature
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
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===Sample Images===
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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Image:Indiana, Naturalization Records and Indexes (13-0146) Card Index to Petitions DGS 7457316_10.jpg|Index to Petitions Example 1
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Image:Indiana Naturalization Indexes (Nara), 1848-1992 DGS 7463915 1691.jpg|Index to Petitions Example 2
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Image:Indiana Naturalization Indexes (NARA), 1848-1992 DGS 7463915 1690.jpg|Index to Oath on Admission
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*Name
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
*Approximate date of naturalization
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:
*Probable place of naturalization
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The approximate date and place of naturalization
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Search the Index ===
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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. Keep in mind:
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2137708/waypoints Browse Page].
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# Select '''Name Range'''
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
 
  
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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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2137708 | Indiana, naturalization records and indexes, 1848-1992]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a digital image to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. You can use naturalization records to:
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information and to find additional information.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section [[#Citing this Collection|Citing this Collection]] for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
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*Use the information found in the record to find other records such as emigrations, port records, and ship’s manifests.
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*Use the record to learn your ancestor’s foreign and “Americanized”.
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*Use the record to learn the place of origin and find their church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records. 
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*Use the information found in the record to find land and probate records.
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*Use the record to see if other family members who may have immigrated with the person you are looking for are listed and have additional information or leads; you may also find additional information on new family members in censuses.  
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Indiana Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.  
  
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
*Confirm their date of arrival
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
*Learn foreign and “Americanized” names  
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county. 
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived. Then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts, 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.
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*Check other possible ports of entry
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*Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
  
*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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== Citing This Collection  ==
*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.
 
*Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.
 
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. <br><br> '''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
*Check for variant spellings of the names and for nicknames.  
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{{Collection citation| text =“Indiana Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1848-1992. ”  Database with Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA NAID 5682644. National Archives at Chicago, Illinois.}} <br>
*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.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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*[http://www.in.gov/icpr/2941.htm Indiana Commission on Public Records]
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'''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
*[http://www.indianadigitalarchives.org/recordseriesinfo.aspx?rsid=2 Indiana State Digital Archives]
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*[http://www.indianahistory.org/our-collections/library-and-archives/reference/naturalization-records Indiana Historical Society]
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|title=Indiana, Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1848-1992
*[http://www.naturalizationrecords.com/usa/indiana.shtml Indiana Naturalization Records]
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Record Group RG 21: Records of the District Courts of the United States
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains seven naturalization indexes of the Northern and Southern Districts of the U.S. District Court in the state of Indiana. The Indexes are part of Record Group 21 Records of District Courts of the United States and was acquired of the National Archives at Chicago.

  • Northern District
  • South Bend Division, Index to Petitions for Naturalization, 1955-1967 5682644
  • South Bend Division, Index to Petitions for Naturalization,1955-1991 5682646
  • Hammond Division, Index to Petitions for Naturalization,1907-1985 5890428
  • Fort Wayne Division, Index to Petitions for naturalization, 1930-1984 5674638
  • Hammond Division, Lafayette Term,Index to Petitions for Naturalization,1956-1984 5687052
  • Southern District
  • Indianapolis Division,Index to Declarations of Indention and Petitions for Naturalization,1927-1992 4481511
  • Indianapolis Division, Index to Declarations of Intentions and Petitions for Naturalization,1907-1962 4478178

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Indiana, Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1848-1992.


What Can these Records Tell Me?

These records usually include the following information:

  • Full name of citizen
  • Residence at the time of naturalization
  • Birth place
  • Admission date
  • Certificate date
  • Name of court
  • Petition number
  • Registration number
  • Signature

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date and place of naturalization

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Name Range

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing this Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the information found in the record to find other records such as emigrations, port records, and ship’s manifests.
  • Use the record to learn your ancestor’s foreign and “Americanized”.
  • Use the record to learn the place of origin and find their church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land and probate records.
  • Use the record to see if other family members who may have immigrated with the person you are looking for are listed and have additional information or leads; you may also find additional information on new family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived. Then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts, 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.
  • Check other possible ports of entry
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.


Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

“Indiana Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1848-1992. ” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA NAID 5682644. National Archives at Chicago, Illinois.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Indiana, Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1848-1992.


Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Indiana, Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1848-1992.


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