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How Do I Go About Finding an Italian American Naturalization?



If you are looking for your Italian American ancestor's naturalization records, you might be able to find them in the U.S. census. The census is a survey that counts the population and collects information about them every 10 years. You can search for these censuses online at various websites, such as Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, or the National Archives. Some census years asked about the citizenship status of the people living in the U.S., such as whether they were naturalized or not.


The US Censuses


This can help you narrow down the time frame of when your ancestor became a citizen. However, keep in mind that some census takers may have made errors or assumptions, so you should always verify the information with other sources. For example, the 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 censuses had a column for "naturalization." If your ancestor was naturalized, you might see a year or a code indicating when and where they became a U.S. citizen. Use the Research Wiki: US States Census.



Naturalization


An Italian American ancestor naturalization is a document that shows that your ancestor became a citizen of the United States after immigrating from Italy. It can provide valuable information about your ancestor's life, such as their name, birth date, birthplace, arrival date, spouse, children, occupation, and address. An Italian American ancestor naturalization can also help you trace your family history back to Italy and discover your roots. An Italian American ancestor naturalization is a precious piece of your heritage that you can cherish and share with your loved ones. Use the Research Wiki: Naturalization and Citizenship.


Other related records


After you find the census record with the naturalization information, you can use that to search for other records related to their immigration and naturalization process, such as passenger lists, declarations of intention, petitions for naturalization and certificates of naturalization. These records can provide more details about your ancestor's origin, arrival and life in the U.S.


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