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Idaho Naturalization Records, 1892-1990
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Idaho, 
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Record Description
Record Group RG 85: Records of the immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1924-1956
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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

Petitions

Repatriation Oaths of Allegiance

Idaho. District Court (Twin Falls County)

Alien Registration Forms

Naturalization Receipts

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  • Residence at the time of naturalization
  • Birthplace
  • Admission date
  • Certificate date
  • Name of court
  • Petition number
  • Registration number
  • Signature

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