Naturalization records

The road to citizenship was paved with paper. In this case, this is a good thing for researchers. A relatively new site,, has begun to place naturalization records housed in the National Archives online. Figure 5-10 shows a naturalization record from

At the time this book was written, it offered the following record sets:

1 Naturalization Petitions for the Southern District of California, 1887-1940

1 Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans Division: Petitions, 1838-1861

1 Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the U.S. District and Circuit Courts of the District of Massachusetts, 1906-1929

1 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1906-1930

1 Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1795-1930

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1 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930

1 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania i Index to Naturalizations of World War I Soldiers, 1918

You can also find some database indexes of naturalizations online. Here are some examples:

1 Arkansas: Arkansas Naturalization Records Index 1809-1906 i California: Index to Naturalization Records in Sonoma County, California, 1841-1906

1 California: Index to Naturalization Records in Sonoma County, California, Volume II, 1906-1930

1 California: Santa Barbara County Naturalized Citizens Index

1 Colorado: Colorado State Archives Naturalization Records

1 Delaware: Naturalization Records Database

1 Indiana: Indiana Commission on Public Records Naturalization Index

1 Kansas: Index of the Petitions for Naturalization at the Osage County Courthouse

1 Missouri: Naturalization Records, 1816-1955

1 New York: Albany County Clerk's Office Naturalization Index ndexes.asp?id=856&SearchType=ExactPhrase&terms =naturalization%2 0records

1 New York: Eastern District Court of New York Naturalization Project

i New York: Kings County Clerk's Office Index to Naturalization Records i New York: Queens County Naturalization Project i North Dakota: North Dakota Naturalization Records Index i Ohio: Miami County Naturalization Papers, 1860-1872

i Pennsylvania: Centre County Naturalization Records, 1802-1929 (includes images of the records)

i Washington: Digital Archives

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