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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|U.S. Naturalizations]]  
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island Genealogy|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Naturalization''' {{RI-sidebar}}
  
 
Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. Naturalization papers are an important source of information about an immigrant's nation of origin, his foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. Information in post-1906 records is more detailed and may include birth dates, birth places, and other information about the immigrant and members of his family.
 
Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. Naturalization papers are an important source of information about an immigrant's nation of origin, his foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. Information in post-1906 records is more detailed and may include birth dates, birth places, and other information about the immigrant and members of his family.
  
 
=== Availability  ===
 
=== Availability  ===
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{{Click|Image:UNa_ORP.png|United States Naturalization Online Genealogy Records|right}}
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Naturalization records have been filed in the town, county and district courts. Papers filed since 1729 are often found in the records of the superior courts of judicature and courts of common pleas in [[Rhode Island Genealogy|Rhode Island]].
  
Naturalization records have been filed in the town, county and district courts. Papers filed since 1729 are often found in the records of the superior courts of judicature and courts of common pleas in [[Rhode Island]].
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*'''1906 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2141014|Rhode Island, District Court Naturalization Indexes, 1906-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
  
*The Family History Library has microfilm copies of some files, including declarations from Newport County (1888 to 1905) and Washington County (1881 to 1900). To locate county naturalization records go to the Place-names Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
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*The Family History Library has microfilm copies of some files, including declarations from Newport County (1888 to 1905) and Washington County (1881 to 1900). To locate county naturalization records go to the Place-names Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
  
 
:RHODE ISLAND, [COUNTY] - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP
 
:RHODE ISLAND, [COUNTY] - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP
  
*In the late 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) copied and indexed New England naturalization records for 1791 to 1906. The copies and index are at the [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/ National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]. The [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]] in Washington, D.C., and the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] have microfilm copies of the index:  
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*In the late 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) copied and indexed New England naturalization records for 1791 to 1906. The copies and index are at the [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/ National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]. The [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]] in Washington, D.C., and the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] have microfilm copies of the index:
  
 
:*United States, Immigration and Naturalization Service. ''Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906''. Washington, D.C.: The National Archives, 1983. {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL films 1429671-787.}}<br>Some of the records are more recent than 1906. The index gives the name and location of the court, the date of naturalization, and the volume and page number (or certificate number) of the naturalization record.<br>Also online at {{RecordSearch|1840474|FamilySearch Historical Records}}. [[United States New England Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|(Learn more.)]]
 
:*United States, Immigration and Naturalization Service. ''Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906''. Washington, D.C.: The National Archives, 1983. {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL films 1429671-787.}}<br>Some of the records are more recent than 1906. The index gives the name and location of the court, the date of naturalization, and the volume and page number (or certificate number) of the naturalization record.<br>Also online at {{RecordSearch|1840474|FamilySearch Historical Records}}. [[United States New England Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|(Learn more.)]]
  
 
*The [[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]]has records of the:
 
*The [[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]]has records of the:
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:*U.S. District Court (1842-44, 1888-1945)  
 
:*U.S. District Court (1842-44, 1888-1945)  
 
:*U.S. Circuit Court (1846-84, 1893-1906)
 
:*U.S. Circuit Court (1846-84, 1893-1906)
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Copies of the district court naturalization records since 1906 have been sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS). The INS case files may include the original applications and may contain affidavits, copies of vital record certificates, photographs, emigration materials, and other information.  
 
Copies of the district court naturalization records since 1906 have been sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS). The INS case files may include the original applications and may contain affidavits, copies of vital record certificates, photographs, emigration materials, and other information.  
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:*[http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD United States Citizenship and Immigration Service] To access these case files, use the ''Genealogy'' option at the website.
 
:*[http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD United States Citizenship and Immigration Service] To access these case files, use the ''Genealogy'' option at the website.
  
:*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/ National Archives—New England Region]  
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:*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/ National Archives—New England Region]
  
 
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{{Rhode Island|Rhode Island}}  
  
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Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. Naturalization papers are an important source of information about an immigrant's nation of origin, his foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. Information in post-1906 records is more detailed and may include birth dates, birth places, and other information about the immigrant and members of his family.

Availability

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Naturalization records have been filed in the town, county and district courts. Papers filed since 1729 are often found in the records of the superior courts of judicature and courts of common pleas in Rhode Island.

  • The Family History Library has microfilm copies of some files, including declarations from Newport County (1888 to 1905) and Washington County (1881 to 1900). To locate county naturalization records go to the Place-names Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
RHODE ISLAND, [COUNTY] - NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP
  • United States, Immigration and Naturalization Service. Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906. Washington, D.C.: The National Archives, 1983. FHL films 1429671-787.
    Some of the records are more recent than 1906. The index gives the name and location of the court, the date of naturalization, and the volume and page number (or certificate number) of the naturalization record.
    Also online at FamilySearch Historical Records. (Learn more.)
  • U.S. District Court (1842-44, 1888-1945)
  • U.S. Circuit Court (1846-84, 1893-1906)

Post-1906 Records

Copies of the district court naturalization records since 1906 have been sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS). The INS case files may include the original applications and may contain affidavits, copies of vital record certificates, photographs, emigration materials, and other information.

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