Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
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

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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

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  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.


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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

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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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