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Wisconsin Index to Naturalization Petitions, 1848-1990
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Wisconsin, 
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Record Description
Record Type Index of naturalizations
Record Group RG 21: Records of the District Courts of the United States
Collection years 1848-1990
Arrangement Alphabetical by last name then first name
National Archives Identifier 6948573
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Index to petitions filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Milwaukee from 1848-1990. This is an incomplete file and only contains the index for surnames A-Bloom.


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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Wisconsin Index to Naturalization Petitions, 1848-1990.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Certificate number
  • Full name of citizen
  • Residence
  • Birth date
  • Admission date
  • Certificate date
  • Name of court
  • Place of court
  • Petition number
  • Alien registration number
  • Signature of immigrant

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

Index Card 1954

Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]

This collection contains a digital browse. Only the DGS numbers are displayed. This table lists the each item on each folder in this collection.

DGS Film Item Film Note First Image
7779180 2370195 1 Aalund, Nils to Arsulick, George 00005
7779180 2370195 2 Artacho, Zenaida Nabong to Bazooband, Payman 02189
7779180 2370195 3 Bea, Catherine to Blowers, Marie M. 04209

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

To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date and place of naturalization

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]

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

  • 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
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Learn the place of origin and find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. Also search for military, land and probate records
  • 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]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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