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== Record Description ==
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| arrangement = By Petition Number
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| FS_URL_01 =[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2138589?collectionNameFilter=false Naturalization Index,1848-1990] 
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.archives.gov/research/naturalization/naturalization.html NARA Naturalization Records]
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://www.archives.gov/research/naturalization/420-major-immigration-laws.pdf NARA United States Laws Relating to Immigration and Naturalization]
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| RW_URL_03 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6948573 NARA Related Naturalization Index, 1848-1990]
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| RW_URL_05 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7267811?q=7267811 NARA Collection Description NAID 7267811]
  
This collection contains petitions for naturalization from the U.S. District Court for the Milwaukee Division of the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 1848-1991 and corresponds with NARA publication ARC #7267811. The collection includes records from 1848 to 1991.
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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/2174939/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
 
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
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 collection contains petitions for naturalization from the U.S. District Court for the Milwaukee Division of the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 1848-1991 and corresponds with NARA publication [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7267811 NAID 7267811] and is part of Record  Group 21 Records of District Courts of the United States. The collection is arranged by petition number.  
  
{{Collection citation| text = “Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions to Naturalization, 1848-1991.” Index or Index and Images or Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication ARC 7267811. NARA Great Lakes Region, Chicago, Illinois: National Archives and Records Administration, 2013.}}
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
[[Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions to Naturalization (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
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<gallery caption="Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions for Naturalization" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
Image:Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions for Naturalization (13-0486) Certificate of Arrival DGS 100028302_17.jpg|Certificate of Arrival
 
Image:Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions for Naturalization (13-0486) Certificate of Arrival DGS 100028302_17.jpg|Certificate of Arrival
 
Image:Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions for Naturalization (13-0486) Declaration of Intent DGS 100028302_18.jpg|Declaration of Intent
 
Image:Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions for Naturalization (13-0486) Declaration of Intent DGS 100028302_18.jpg|Declaration of Intent
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The information given for each petition includes the following:  
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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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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'''Declaration 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:  
 
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*The full name of your ancestor.
*The full name of your ancestor  
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*The approximate immigration and naturalization dates.
*The approximate immigration and naturalization dates  
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*The ancestor’s residence.
*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.  
 
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.  
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
  
To search the collection image by image <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the "Volume, date range, number" category 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/2174939/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the "Volume, date range, number" category 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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Look at each image 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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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
*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.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s petition for naturalization, 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.
  
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:  
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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Use naturalization records to:  
  
 
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin  
 
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin  
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*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.
 
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
 
 
*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.  
 
*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.  
 
*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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*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.
  
==== 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.  
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
 
*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
 
*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Wisconsin, Naturalization and Citizenship|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.}}
  
[http://www.archives.gov/research/naturalization/naturalization.html National Archives Naturalization Records]  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2174939 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions to Naturalization, 1848-1991]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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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>
  
[[Wisconsin Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
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{{Collection citation| text = “Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions for Naturalization, 1848-1991.” Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Naturalization Petition and Record, 9/1/1848 - 5/9/1991, NAID 7267811. Records of Distric courts of the United States, 1685-2009, RG 21. National Archives at Chicago, Illinois.}} <br><br>
  
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Record Type Naturalization Petitions
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Collection years 1848-1991
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National Archives Identifier 7267811
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains petitions for naturalization from the U.S. District Court for the Milwaukee Division of the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 1848-1991 and corresponds with NARA publication NAID 7267811 and is part of Record Group 21 Records of District Courts of the United States. The collection is arranged by petition number.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions for Naturalization, 1848-1991.

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

Declaration 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:

  • The full name of your ancestor.
  • 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.


View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Volume, date range, number" category which takes you to the images.

Look at each image 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:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s petition for naturalization, 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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

Use 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.
  • 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.

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

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 Petitions for Naturalization, 1848-1991.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Naturalization Petition and Record, 9/1/1848 - 5/9/1991, NAID 7267811. Records of Distric courts of the United States, 1685-2009, RG 21. National Archives at Chicago, Illinois.

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 Petitions for Naturalization, 1848-1991.


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