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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
 
This collection includes county naturalization records for the following counties:  
 
This collection includes county naturalization records for the following counties:  
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*Wibaux
 
*Wibaux
  
The collection covers the years 1856 to 1979; coverage vary by county.  
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The collection covers the years 1856 to 1979; coverage varies by county.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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===To Browse This Collection===
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
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|title=Montana, County Naturalizations, 1856-1979
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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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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
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[[Montana, County Naturalizations (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
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Image:Montana, County Naturalizations Petition DGS 7413037_170.jpg|Petition
 
Image:Montana, County Naturalizations Petition DGS 7413037_170.jpg|Petition
 
Image:Montana, County Naturalizations Declaration of Intent DGS 7413037_170.jpg|Declaration of Intent
 
Image:Montana, County Naturalizations Declaration of Intent DGS 7413037_170.jpg|Declaration of Intent
 
Image:Montana, County Naturalizations Oath of Allegiance DGS 7413037_171.jpg|Oath of Allegiance
 
Image:Montana, County Naturalizations Oath of Allegiance DGS 7413037_171.jpg|Oath of Allegiance
 
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
The information given for each petition includes the following:  
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The information given for '''each petition''' includes the following:  
  
 
*Name of the petitioner  
 
*Name of the petitioner  
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*Volume and page number of the petition
 
*Volume and page number of the petition
  
Declaration of Intent and Naturalization Petitions usually included the following:  
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'''Declarations of intent and naturalization petitions''' usually included the following:  
  
 
*Name of the immigrant  
 
*Name of the immigrant  
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*Residence of spouse
 
*Residence of spouse
  
== 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 following:  
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To begin your search, it is helpful to know at least some of the following:
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*The full name of your ancestor.
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*The birth date or place of your ancestor
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*The approximate immigration and naturalization dates.
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*The ancestor's Spouse's name
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*The age of your ancestor at the time of arrival
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*The ancestor’s residence.
  
*The full name of your ancestor
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If you do not know this information, check the 1900 or 1910 census and then calculate the possible year of naturalization based on the date of immigration. The 1920 census may tell you the exact year of immigration or naturalization.
*The approximate immigration and naturalization dates
 
*The ancestor’s residence
 
  
If you do not know this information, check the 1900 or 1910 census and then calculate the possible year of naturalization based on the date of immigration. The 1920 census may tell you the exact year of immigration or naturalization.  
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Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.  
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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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/2091705/waypoints Browse Page]'''then:<br>⇒Select the "County" <br>⇒Select the "Record Type, Year Range, and Volume number or letter".
  
To search the collection,<br>⇒Select Browse through images on the initial collection page <br>⇒Select the County <br>⇒Select the Record Type, Year Range, and Volume number or letter 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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
 
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*Use the information to find other records such as emigrations, port records, ship’s manifests, birth, christening, census, and land records.
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example, you can use naturalization records to:
 
 
 
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
 
*Confirm their date of arrival
 
 
*Learn foreign and “Americanized” names  
 
*Learn foreign and “Americanized” names  
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
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*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.
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Montana Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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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 locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml 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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*Search the indexes and records of [[Montana, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Montana Archives and Libraries]].
  
*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.
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== Citing this Collection ==
*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.
 
  
==== 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. 
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Montana, County Naturalizations, 1856-1979." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing County Courthouses, state-wide, Montana.}}<br><br>
  
*Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
*Try a different index if there is one for the years needed. You may also need to search the naturalization records year by year.
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*Search the indexes of nearby counties.
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== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://www.naturalizationrecords.com/usa/montana.shtml Montana Naturalization Records]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[[Montana Naturalization and Citizenship|Montana Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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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/2091705/waypoints Montana, County Naturalizations, 1856-1979]
 
  
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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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Montana, United States
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Location of Montana
Record Description
Record Type Naturalization Records
Collection years 1856-1979
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What is in the Collection?

This collection includes county naturalization records for the following counties:

  • Beaverhead
  • Broadwater
  • Daniels
  • Dawson
  • Deer Lodge
  • Garfield
  • Granite
  • Jefferson
  • Lewis & Clark
  • Madison
  • McCone
  • Phillips
  • Powell
  • Ravalli
  • Richland
  • Roosevelt
  • Sheridan
  • Silver Bow
  • Treasure
  • Valley
  • Wibaux

The collection covers the years 1856 to 1979; coverage varies by county.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana, County Naturalizations, 1856-1979.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The information given for each petition includes the following:

  • Name of the petitioner
  • Residence
  • Country of birth
  • Place and date of arrival
  • Names of two witnesses
  • Petition number
  • Date of petition
  • Volume and page number of the petition

Declarations of intent and naturalization petitions usually included the following:

  • Name of the immigrant
  • Country of birth
  • Arrival date
  • Date of Declaration of Intent or Naturalization
  • Names of witnesses
  • Signature of judge or court official
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Age
  • Race
  • Last foreign residence
  • Current residence
  • Arrival place
  • Marital status
  • Name of spouse
  • Maiden name of wife
  • Birth date of spouse
  • Residence of spouse

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search, it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The full name of your ancestor.
  • The birth date or place of your ancestor
  • The approximate immigration and naturalization dates.
  • The ancestor's Spouse's name
  • The age of your ancestor at the time of arrival
  • The ancestor’s residence.

If you do not know this information, check the 1900 or 1910 census and then calculate the possible year of naturalization based on the date of immigration. The 1920 census may tell you the exact year of immigration or naturalization.

Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Pagethen:
⇒Select the "County"
⇒Select the "Record Type, Year Range, and Volume number or letter".


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

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as emigrations, port records, ship’s manifests, birth, christening, census, and land records.
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • 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.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Montana, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Montana Archives and Libraries.

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:

"Montana, County Naturalizations, 1856-1979." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing County Courthouses, state-wide, Montana.

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 Montana, County Naturalizations, 1856-1979.


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