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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection?==
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Index to petitions filed  in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Milwaukee from 1848-1990.  The index corresponds with NARA publication [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6948573 NAID 6948573] and is part of Record Group 21 Records of District Courts of the United States. 
  
This collection consists of an index of naturalizations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1848-1990 and corresponds with NARA publication ARC #6948573.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
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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== Record Content  ==
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|title=Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index, 1848-1990
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
Image:Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index (13-0151) DGS 7422655_68.jpg|Naturalization Index
 
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The index cards include the following information:  
 
The index cards include the following information:  
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*Signature of immigrant
 
*Signature of immigrant
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
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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Image:Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index (13-0151) DGS 7422655_68.jpg|Naturalization Index
== Search the Collection ==
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</gallery>  
 
 
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
 
[http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
 
 
 
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.
 
  
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:  
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The approximate date and place of naturalization
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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=== Search the Index ===
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2138589 Collection Page].  
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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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/2138589/waypoints Browse Page].
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# Select '''Name Range'''
  
Remember this collection is an index. Be aware that its may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.  
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.
  
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
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
*Confirm their date of arrival
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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
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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, and 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.
 
*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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*Learn the place of origin and find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.  Also search for military, land and probate records.
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*Use the information to find additional 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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*[[Wisconsin Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===  
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*Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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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 identify possible relatives 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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*Try variant 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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*Search the indexes and records of [[Wisconsin, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=200801&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Wisconsin%2C%20Milwaukee%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Anaturalization FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
*Check for variant spellings of the names and for nicknames.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2138589 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index, 1848-1990]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
*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  ====
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==Citing this Collection==
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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>
  
*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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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation
*Look first for the petition (second papers), because they are usually easier to find in courts near where the immigant eventually settled.  
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| text = "Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index, 1848-1990." Database with Images. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 6/30/1870, NAID 6948573. Records of District Court of the United States, 1685 - 2009, RG 21. National Archives at Chicago, Illinois. }} <br><br>
*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  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
 
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/naturalization/ National Archives and Records Administration - Naturalization Records]
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*[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy/natlzn/ Wisconsin Historical Society]
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*[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy/natlzn/ Wisconsin Immigration]
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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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]
 
 
 
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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]].
 
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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Record Type Naturalization Petition Index
Record Group RG 21: Records of District Courts of the United States
Collection years 1848-1990
Arrangement Alphabetical by last name then first name
National Archives Identifier 6948573 350
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What is in the Collection?

Index to petitions filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Milwaukee from 1848-1990. The index corresponds with NARA publication NAID 6948573 and is part of Record Group 21 Records of District Courts of the United States.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index, 1848-1990.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

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

Collection Content

Sample Image

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?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as emigrations, port records, and ship’s manifests.
  • 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.
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Learn the place of origin and find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. Also search for military, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members in censuses.
  • 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. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives 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.
  • Try variant 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.
  • Search the indexes and records of Wisconsin, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog

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:

"Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index, 1848-1990." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 6/30/1870, NAID 6948573. Records of District Court of the United States, 1685 - 2009, RG 21. 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 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index, 1848-1990.

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 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index, 1848-1990.


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