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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.archives.gov/chicago/finding-aids/naturalization-records.html National Archives - Chicago]
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== What is in the Collection? ==
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The collection consists of two naturalization card indexes from the United States District Court of Minnesota 3rd division and 4th division captured at the NARA facility in Chicago. This collection includes records from 1930 to 1988.
  
== Record Description ==
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*U.S.District Court Third Division(St. Paul) of the District of Minnesota, 1930-1988 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6923862 NAID 6923862]  
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*U.S.District Court Fourth Division (Minneapolis) of the District of Minnesota, 1930-1988 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6923863 NAID 6923863]
  
The collection consists of two naturalization card indexes from the District Court of Minnesota 3rd division and 4th division captured at the NARA facility in Chicago. This collection includes records from 1930 to 1988.
 
  
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/2120721/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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== Record Content ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
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Image:Minnesota Naturalization Index (12-1455) (13-0555) DGS 7342684_58.jpg|Naturalization Index
 
Image:Minnesota Naturalization Index (12-1455) (13-0555) DGS 7342684_58.jpg|Naturalization Index
 
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The index cards include the following information:  
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The '''index cards''' include the following information:  
  
 
*Certificate number  
 
*Certificate number  
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*Signature of immigrant
 
*Signature of immigrant
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
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:
 
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*The name of your ancestor
==== Search the Collection  ====
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*The approximate date of naturalization
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*Place of naturalization
  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2120721?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>
 
To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
 
To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
  
If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image. <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Division" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Name Range" which takes you to 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/2120721/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>
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<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Division" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Name Range" which takes you to the images  
  
 
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.  
 
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.  
  
Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
  
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
  
 
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.  
 
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.  
 
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  
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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== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ==
 
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
  
 
Remember this collection is a card index. Be aware that its may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.  
 
Remember this collection is a card index. Be aware that its may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.  
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*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
 
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ==
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the names and for nicknames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the names and for nicknames.  
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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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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Minnesota, Naturalization and Citizenship|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Minnesota Archives and Libraries]]. }}
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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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*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.
 
*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  ==
 
  
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Minnesota.pdf Minnesota Research Outline]
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== Citing this Collection ==
*[http://www.archives.gov/chicago/finding-aids/naturalization-records.html National Archives - Chicago]
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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.  
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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'''Collection Citation'''<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. National Archives at Chicago, Illinois.}}<br><br>
  
[[Minnesota 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: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2120721/waypoints Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988]
 
 
 
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]].
 
  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Minnesota, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Naturalization Indexes
Record Group RG 21: Records of the District Courts of the United States
Collection years 1930-1988
National Archives Identifier 6923862 6923863
FamilySearch Resources
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National Archives and Records Administration


What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of two naturalization card indexes from the United States District Court of Minnesota 3rd division and 4th division captured at the NARA facility in Chicago. This collection includes records from 1930 to 1988.

  • U.S.District Court Third Division(St. Paul) of the District of Minnesota, 1930-1988 NAID 6923862
  • U.S.District Court Fourth Division (Minneapolis) of the District of Minnesota, 1930-1988 NAID 6923863


You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988.

Collection Content

Sample Image

The index cards include the following information:

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of naturalization
  • Place of naturalization

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:


⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Division"
⇒Select the appropriate "Name Range" which takes you to the images

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.

Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

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

Use the information in this collection to locate 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

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.


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

"Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. 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 Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988.

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 Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988.


How You Can Contribute

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