United States, New Jersey, Naturalization Records From Various Counties - FamiySearch Historical Records
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United States, New Jersey, Naturalization records from various counties, 1905-1944
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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 the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Newark, Trenton, and Camden Terms. The records are housed at The National Archives at New York Citty.
- Record Sets in this Collection
- U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey. Newark Term. Declarations of Intention for Citizenship, 2/20/1914 - 7/1/1982 NAID 615775
- U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey. Newark Term. Index to Declarations of Intention for Citizenship, 1/27/1927 - 4/28/1950. NAID 619743
- U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey. Newark Term.Repatriation Oaths of Allegiance, 5/23/1921 - 3/9/1970. NAID 2505534
- U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey. Camden Term.Declarations of Intention for Citizenship, 1/7/1933 - 4/3/1951 NAID 4125753
- U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey. Trenton Term.Declarations of Intention for Citizenship, 4/4/1905 - 4/6/1983 NAID 4125767
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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. The INS is now known as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Possible information given in post-1906 naturalization records include:
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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]
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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
Use naturalization records to:
- Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
- Confirm their date of arrival
- Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
- 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, and 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 immigrant 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
- If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct
- Continue to search the naturalization records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have naturalized in the same area or nearby
- The witnesses named on naturalization records may have been older relatives of the person in the naturalization process. Search for their naturalizations
- You may want to obtain the naturalization records of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
- Try searching by surname only
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of New Jersey.
- Beginning Research in United States Naturalization Records
- New Jersey Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- New Jersey Archives. Index to naturalization records, 1703-1862
- w.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2859736 U.S. District Court. Newark, certificates of naturalization stubs, 1914-1926
- U.S. District Court. Newark, Declarations of intentions, 1927-1950
- U.S. District Court. Newark. Repatriation oaths of allegiance, 1921-1970
- U.S. District Court. Newark. Petitions for naturalization from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey at Newark, New Jersey, 1914-1982 : NARA RG21 M2123, 1914-1945
- U.S. District Court. Trenton. New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton, Declarations of Intentions, 1913-1950
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