Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions for Naturalization - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions for Naturalization, 1848-1991
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|Milwaukee, Wisconsin, |
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|Record Type||Naturalization Petitions|
|Record Group||RG 21: Records of the District Courts of the United States|
|Arrangement||By Petition Number|
|National Archives Identifier||7267811|
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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 petitions for naturalization from the U.S. District Court for the Milwaukee Division of the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 1848-1991 and corresponds with NARA publication NAID 7267811 and is part of Record Group 21 Records of District Courts of the United States. The collection is arranged by petition number.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Declaration of Intent and Naturalization Petitions
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The full name of your ancestor
- The approximate immigration and naturalization dates
- The ancestor’s residence
If you do not know this information, check the 1900 or 1910 census and then calculate the possible year of naturalization based on the date of immigration. The 1920 census may tell you the exact year of immigration or naturalization.
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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 the information to find other records such as emigrations, port records, and 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 individual 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
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- Use the information to find additional family members in censuses
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search
- Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Wisconsin.
- Beginning Research in United States Naturalization Records
- Wisconsin Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- U.S. District Court. Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Division. Index to naturalization petitions, 1848-1990.
- U.S. District Court. Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Division Wisconsin, Milwaukee naturalization index and repatriations books, 1848-1990
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