Idaho Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Idaho Naturalization Records, 1892-1990
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains naturalization records and indexes for the state of Idaho from 1892 to 1990 from the National Archives. The collections are part of Record Group 21 Records of District Courts of the United States. Naturalization is the legal process our immigrant ancestors went through to become citizens of the United States. Becoming naturalized meant our foreign-born ancestors could vote, run for a government office, serve on a jury, pay taxes, receive the protection of the law. The process of applying for citizenship generally consisted of three major steps: Declaration of Intent - First Papers. The declaration of intent to become a citizen is sometimes referred to as the "first papers". Petition for Naturalization - Second or Final Papers. After meeting the residency requirements (2 years from 1790-1795, 5 years from 1795-1798, 14 years from 1798 to 1802, and 5 years from 1802 to present) an immigrant could petition the court to become a citizen. Certificate of Citizenship- After all requirements were completed, the immigrant was sworn in as a citizen and issued their certificate.
Collections in this publication - District Of Idaho
Declarations of Intentions
- Declarations of Intention for Citizenship, 1906-1990. U.S. District Court for the Southern (Boise) Division. NAID 2555151
- Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, 1912-1965. U.S. District Court for the Northern (Coeur d'Alene) Division. NAID 4684515
- Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, 1907-1967 U.S. District Court for the Central (Moscow) Division. NAID 4684516
- Petitions for Naturalization, 1903-1981. U.S. District Court for the Central (Boise) Division. NAID 1224771
- Petitions for Naturalization, 1912-1967. U.S. District Court for the Northern (Coeur d'Alene) Division. NAID 1227178
- Petitions, for Naturalization,1892-1967. U.S District Court for the Central (Moscow) Division. NAID 5651666
- Petitions for Naturalization, 1953-1977. U.S. District Court for the Southern (Boise) Division. NAID 5682680
- Petitions for Naturalization, 1893-1941. U.S. District Court for the Eastern (Pocatello) DIvision. NAID 5654140
- Petitions for Naturalization Transferred from Other Courts, 1955-1965. U.S. District Court for the Central (Moscow) Division. NAID 5682682
Repatriation Oaths of Allegiance
- Repatriation Oaths of Allegiance, 1937-1969. U.S. District Court for the Southern (Boise) Division. NAID 4597262
- Repatriation Oaths of Allegiance, 1939-1954. U.S. District Court for the Northern (Coeur d'Alene) Division. NAID 4597263
- Repatriation Oaths of Allegiance, 1938-1949. U.S. District Court for the Central (Moscow) Division. NAID 4597264
Idaho. District Court (Twin Falls County)
- Petitions for Naturalization Transferred from Other Courts, 1956-1973. NAID 5682683
- Index to Naturalization Petitions, 1907-1982. NAID 5700982
- Petitions for Naturalization, 1907-1980. NAID 1229787
Alien Registration Forms
- Alien and Japanese Registration Forms, 1942-1946. Selective Service. Idaho State Headquarters. Record Group 147 NAID 633955
- Certificate of Naturalization Receipts Stubs, 1907-1925. U.S. District Court for the Southern (Boise) Division, NAID 4684510
- Certificate of Naturalization Receipts Stubs, 1912-1925. U.S. District Court for the Southern (Coeur d'Alene) Division. NAID 4684511
- Certificate of Naturalization Receipts, 1908-1964. U.S. District Court for the Central (Moscow Division). NAID 4684513
- Certificate of Naturalization Receipts, 1909-1941. U.S. District Court for the Eastern (Pocatello Division. NAID 4684514
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Full name of citizen
- Residence at the time of naturalization
- Admission date
- Certificate date
- Name of court
- Petition number
- Registration number
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Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Naturalization records, Central District, Moscow, Idaho, 1892-1935
- Naturalization records, Eastern District, Pocatello, Idaho, 1893-1945
- Naturalization records, Northern District, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 1909-1929
- Naturalization records, Southern District, Boise, Idaho, 1891-1934
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