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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

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Record Description
Record Type Naturalization Records
Collection years 1903-1991
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains naturalization records that were filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York from 1903-1991. Records contain such information as name, date of naturalization/petition/declaration, birth date and age, former nationality, port and date of arrival, names of witnesses, etc. Images originally housed at The National Archives and Records Administration New York Regional Facility.

National Archives Catalog[edit | edit source]

Southern District

Western District

Northern District

Eastern District

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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

The records may contain such information as:

  • Name
  • Date of naturalization/petition/declaration
  • Birth date and age
  • Former nationality
  • Port and date of arrival
  • Names of witnesses
  • etc.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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
  • Be sure to 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]

  • 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 New York.

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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