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A great way to find ancestors is in Naturalization Records. Passports, Oaths of Allegiance, Denizations and other Citizenship records are available for many countries

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Look carefully at ship's manifests

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Comment by Jo Saunders on July 5, 2010 at 10:14am
I would like to know if anyone might know where the 1895 naturalization records would be for New mexico. I have not tried NARA yet because I only have the year of naturalization given in the census, and the year of immigration, 1879. I have just begun this search. This research is for my 91 year old neighbor's family, and I was hoping for find some resources for her She has always wanted to know what town in Mexico in which her father in law was born. I thought perhaps there was a place in New Mexico, maybe the courts or something where records are kept. Any help would be greatly appriciated.
Comment by Daniel Thomas Milioto on July 5, 2010 at 7:30am
I have been trying to find my Great grandfather, Thomas Devoy's emirgration and naturalization papers for ever. My problem is that I do not know the exact year he came here and I don't know the year or where he go naturalized. HELP!!
Comment by Barbara Bosy on October 10, 2009 at 8:41pm
I look at the 1910 census and talk with my cosin who is 72 and knew my grandmother She said my grandmother had 2 sisters but one is name teeny .And i still can't find my great grandmothers naturalized papers or immigration or passports i definitely hit a road block
Comment by Jilaine Hock on September 2, 2009 at 7:45am
I am looking for a naturalization record from the San Francisco District Office. My great-great Uncle became a citizen in 1896. Did any of those records survive the Earthquake?
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Comment by Barbara Bosy on August 1, 2009 at 10:59pm
My Great Grandmother Marcella Gonelligan Farren was on the 14th census 1920
It states that she was born in 1869. Came to America in 1882 that would have made a child at the age of 13.In 1886 she was naturalized that would have made her 17 at the time. It also states that she came from England but her birth place Ireland.I don't know when she got marry.The only place where i found her was on the 14th census and her daughter my grandmother marriage certificate. But nobody can find her they never heard of Gonelligan.That is her maiden name and odd one which should be easy to find but not for me.
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Comment by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on July 12, 2009 at 3:55pm
Ken - There are quite a few free naturalization records online at There are also many links to free naturalization records on that same site.
Comment by Ken Schetter on July 11, 2009 at 4:51pm
Are there any websites where I can search for naturalization records for free?
Comment by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on July 10, 2009 at 9:37am
Elaine, how wonderful! I'm not surprised his memories were slightly off, as immigration facts in census and naturalization papers are often mis-remembered. But you are right, it gives you a base to start your search for that ship list!

If he had naturalized after 1906 it would be easier. Petitions for Naturalization after 1906 have information that has been verified and matched to an immigration record.

Any immigrant arriving after June 29, 1906, could not naturalize until their immigration record (a passenger list) was found. The certification of the immigrant's arrival, called a Certificate of Arrival, was sent to the courthouse, and this allowed the immigrant to naturalize.

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