Nebraska, Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Nebraska, Naturalization Records, 1855-1989
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Nebraska, 
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Record Description
Record Type Naturalization Records
Record Group RG 21: Records of the United States District Court
Collection years 1855-1989
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains naturalization records from the state of Nebraska. Images were originally captured at the NARA Regional Archives facility in Kansas City, Missouri.

Collections in this publication. Omaha Division. District of Nebraska

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Country of birth
  • Date of arrival in the U.S.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name
  • Approximate age or birth date
  • Place of residence

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. 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 record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given.

  • Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
  • In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the Citing This Collection section. It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log.
  • Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the person's name and place of birth to find a birth certificate which should list the names of the parents.
  • Use the country of citizenship to lead you to immigration or naturalization records.
  • Use the person’s age and residence to find family in census, church, and land records.
  • Use the marital information to find marriage records. Witnesses were often family members.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Census, military service, military pension, immigration, naturalization, and land records can be very useful.
  • Use employment information to lead you to trade, business, land, property, or education records.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Immigrant first names may be in their native language.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.
  • Look at the 1930 and 1940 censuses to identify names and ages of additional family members

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Nebraska.

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.

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