Connecticut Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Connecticut Naturalization Records, 1795-1942
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|Record Type||Naturalization Records|
|Record Group||RG 21: Records of the District Court of the United States|
|National Archives Identifier||2727469|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains Naturalization Records of Non-Federal Courts in Connecticut Images were originally captured at the NARA Regional Archives facility in Boston.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Before 1906, the information recorded on naturalization records differed widely and often didn't mention the immigrant's town of origin or parents' names. These records may contain:
In 1906, the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization was created and later renamed Immigration and Naturalization Services or INS. Some results included standardized forms throughout the country and copies of naturalization papers sent to the INS in addition to the court keeping a copy. Naturalization records after 1906 contain more detailed information about the immigrants and their families. Possible information given in post-1906 naturalization records include:
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- Approximate date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
When you have located your ancestor’s naturalization 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.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
You can use naturalization records to:
- Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
- Confirm their date of arrival
- 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, 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
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations
- Look for an index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
- Search the naturalization records year by year
- Search the naturalization indexes of nearby counties
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Connecticut.
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- U.S. Circuit Court. Naturalization record books, Fairfield County,1893-1906
- U.S. District Court. Naturalization record books, 1842-1903
- U.S. Circuit Court. New Haven County, Naturalization recordsNAIDs 3315824; 4971824;4532644;3319522
- U.S. Circuit and District Courts. Naturalization records New Haven County, 1906-1945
- Naturalization records Waterbury, 1906-1945
- Naturalization records New London County, 1872-1906, 1909-1945, 1856-1945
- Naturalization records Fairfield County, Court of Common Pleas 1839-1955
- Indexes to naturalization petitions for United States district courts, 1963-1992 Bridgeport M2081
- Indexes to naturalization petitions for United States district courts, 1851-1926 [New Haven:M2081]
- Indexes to naturalization petitions for United States district courts, 1926-1992, [Hartford: M2081]
Related FamilySearch Historical Records Collections[edit | edit source]
- Connecticut, District Court Naturalization Indexes, 1851-1992
- United States, New England Petitions for Naturalization Index, 1791-1906
- United States, New England, Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1906
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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