United States, Kansas, Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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|Record Group||RG 21: Records of the District Courts of the United States.|
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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 from Record Group 21 Records of District Courts of the United States for the state of Kansas, 1856-1991. Originally captured at the NARA Regional Archives facility in Kansas City, Missouri. See the collection coverage table for the collections included.
- National Archive Related Collections
- National Archives at Kanas City - Naturalizations, Topeka Division
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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]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
A coverage table for this collection is available in the Wiki Article United States, Kansas, Naturalization Records, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records
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]You will be able to search this collection when it is published.
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]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- If available, check the image for additional information
- Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Try searching by surname only
- The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
- Remember that spelling was generally not standardized until the early part of the 20th century
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Kansas.
- Kansas Guided Research
- Kansas Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- Beginning Research in United States Naturalization Records
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- First Division. Declarations of intention, 1908-1942; naturalizations, 1865-1984
- Second Division. Declarations of intention, 1909-1947; naturalizations, 1909-1979
- Third Division. Declarations of intention, 1915-1964; naturalizations, 1916-1966
- U.S. District Court. Index to naturalizations, 1856-1897; declaration of intention 1862-1897
- Kansas District Court. Military petitions for naturalization, 1918-1921
- U.S. District Court. Registration affidavits of aliens, 1918
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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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