Naturalizations, Morgan County IL
Morgan County IL
Early on, say before 1880, to be naturalized, the
went to a Federal Court. Sometime after 1900, a person no longer had to
go to a Federal Courthouse to be naturalized; the local county
was the place to go.
Many times MINOR children were naturalized with their parents and there are no separate records for them. And, in the earliest years, women did not have naturalization records.
Elsie Wasser said, "Anyone who entered the U.S. under the age of 21 years was eligible to receive his Naturalization on the same day he applied for citizenship."
The naturalization process took several years, because:
except New York have been indexed. Ellis
Island 1892-1924 has been indexed. Massive numbers of immigrants
New York so the Ellis Island index dates limits the New York search.
Your local LDS (Latter Day Saints) FHC (Family History Center) has a catalog of all recorded Ships Passenger List indexes on microfilm held in Salt Lake City. You can order these films at your local LDS FHC for a small amount of money. You cannot remove the film from the FHC. Check your phone book for a local LDS FHC. LDS catalog now online at http://www.familysearch.org/Search/searchcatalog.asp
St Louis Public Library (downstairs) on Olive Street north of Union Station has the indexes for Ships Passenger Lists
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Possible Help at the National Archives Regional Center in Kansas City.
I checked NARA records at Kansas City
NARA Records at Kansas City:
Record Group 21
RECORDS OF THE DISTRICT COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES Record group description includes, "naturalization papers" - declarations of intention, petitions for naturalization, depositions, and certificates of naturalization;
Record Group 36
RECORDS OF THE U.S. CUSTOMS SERVICE Related Microfilm Publications
M174, "Letters Received by the Secretary of the Treasury From Collectors of Customs ("G", "H", "I" Series), 1833-1869";
M175, "Letters Sent by the Secretary of the Treasury to Collectors of Customs at All Ports, 1789-1847, and at Small Ports, 1847-1878 ("G" Series)";
M178, "Correspondence of the Secretary of the Treasury With Collectors of Customs, 1789- 1833";
M334, "Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (Excluding New York), 1820-1874";
M575, "Copies of Lists of Passengers Arriving at Miscellaneous Ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and at Ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873";
M1357, "Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston, Texas, 1896- 1906";
M1358, "Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston, Texas, 1906-1951";
M1359, "Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston, Texas, 1896-1951";
T527, "Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving At New Orleans, Louisiana, 1853-1899";
T905, "Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1903-1945".
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