Each record includes a transcript of the original record, while the information for each person varies, they usually provide a combination of the following:
Country of origin
US place of residence
Original book and page number of petition
Naturalization records are a valuable genealogical resource and can provide important information about your ancestor.
Foreign born residents who wished to become an American citizen would first have to file a Declaration of Intention with a local court, stating their intent to become a citizen. If the applicant has been a resident in the United States for at least five years, they may petition the court to become a citizen. This petition is the Naturalization.
After the petition was approved, a certificate of citizenship would be issued.
You can widen your search by clicking the “name variants” box in the search bar. This will return more records, including those with similar names, alternate spellings or the use of initials or middle names.
If you chose to include the naturalization year in your search and you cannot find your ancestor, try increasing the year range. Naturalizations could take place years after an immigrant arrived in the country. Extending the year range will return more results and may lead to surprising new discoveries.