Federal Court Records If the naturalization took place in a Federal court, naturalization indexes, declarations of intent, and petitions will usually be in the National Archives facility serving the state in which the Federal court is located.
Where can I find naturalization records?
Naturalization records from state or local courts are often at state archives or county historical societies. Naturalization records dated October 1991 and after were created by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and are now with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
What is U.S. naturalization record indexes?
This database contains indexes to naturalization records (primarily Declarations and Petitions) for various courts (primarily U.S. District and Circuit courts) and years. Indexes are lists of names, with the associated volume and page number, compiled from the records by the court where the file was located.
What is naturalization record?
The record by which an applicant for United States citizenship declared their intent to become a citizen and renounced their allegiance to a foreign government.
How do I find my Canadian naturalization record?
The Government of Canada stopped publishing lists of naturalization certificates after April 1951. You can find information about other records on our Citizenship and naturalization records page. You can find information about earlier records on our Citizenship and naturalization records page.
Where can I find my Certificate of naturalization number?
The Certificate of Naturalization number is generally an 8-digit alpha numeric number located in the top right section of the document. The certificate number, also known as a C-file number, is printed in red on all certificates issued since September 27, 1906.
How do I find my naturalization Certificate number?
Certificate numbers are printed in red on all US Certificates of Naturalization or Certificates of Citizenship issued since September 27, 1906. (see example below). Certificate numbers may also be found on some indexes to court naturalization records.
Are naturalization records on Ancestry?
Generally speaking, most pre-1906 naturalization papers contain little information of biographical or genealogical value. In the absence of standardized naturalization forms, federal, state, county, and other minor courts of record created their own naturalization documents, which varied greatly in format.
How do I get a copy of my naturalization Certificate online?
You can apply for a copy of the naturalization certificate by filing Form N-565 with the USCIS. You can use our online form preparation service to correctly prepare your Form N-565 and also get personalized filing instructions.