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Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States

Front Cover - Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States

  • Author: Christina K. Schaefer
  • Title: Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States
  • Edition:
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 394
  • ISBN: 0-8063-1532-6
  • DCN: 929'.373-dc21
  • Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Pub. Date: © 1997
  • Language: English
  • Subjects:
    • 1. Genealogy
    • 2. United States -- Genealogy -- Naturalization Records
  • Description:
  • Notes:
  • Size:
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • List Price: US$25.00

Synopsis: Explains how to locate and obtain family records and documents from libraries, family history centers, archival reposititories, microfilm, and the Internet. Focused on Research in the United States.

Naturalization records are a gold mine of priceless information and include items such as date and place of birth, foreign and current places of residence, marital status, names, ages and places of birth of other family members, occupation, date and port of entry into the U.S., and more.

From the Back Cover

Back Cover - Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States

Christina Schaefer’s Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States fills a gap in our knowledge of naturalization records and enables us, at last, to make practical use of this all-important genea¬logical resource. Comparable in many ways to census records, natu¬ralization records are a mine of priceless information and include such items as place and date of birth, foreign and current places of residence, marital status, names, ages, and places of birth of other family members, occupation, port and date of entry into the U.S., and more.

Since any court of record can process naturalization papers, records relating to naturalization can be found in a bewildering variety of courts; until the appearance of this guide, however, there was no practical means of locating these widely-scattered records, nor any reference tool that even made an attempt at centralizing information. Things have certainly changed! State by state, county by county, city by city, the Guide to Naturalization Records identifies all repositories of naturalization records, systematically indicating the types of records held (declarations of intention, petitions for naturalization, case files, indexes, etc.), their dates of coverage, and the location of original and microfilm records. The Guide also pinpoints the whereabouts of federal court records in all National Archives facilities.

For genealogical purposes, the Guide is now the only authoritative work on naturalization records, and its appearance should mark a major shift in the way we do research.

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • LC Control Number: 96080366
  • Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
  • Personal Name: Schaefer, Christina K.
  • Main Title: Guide to naturalization records of the United States / Christina K. Schaefer.
  • Published/Created: Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub. Co., c1997.
  • Description: xii, 394 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • ISBN: 0806315326
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
  • Subjects: Naturalization records--United States--States--Directories. Naturalization records--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc. United States--Emigration and immigration--Archival resources--Directories. United States--Genealogy--Archival resources--Directories. United States--Genealogy--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • LC Classification: CS49 .S28 1997
  • Dewey Class No.: 929/.373 21
  • Other System No.: (OCoLC)36674082
  • Geog. Area Code: n-us---
  • Quality Code: lccopycat
  • CALL NUMBER: CS49 .S28 1997
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