Texas Naturalization and Citizenship
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Online Resources[edit | edit source]
- 1795-1925 United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index and images
- Texas, Naturalization Records, 1881-1992 ($)
- 1906-1989 Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; Images. Also at Ancestry.com, ($), index
- 1918 United States Index to Naturalizations of World War I Soldiers, 1918 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index
- 1841-1985 Texas, Mills County Clerk Records, 1841-1985 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index and images
- 1879-2012 Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index and images
Availability[edit | edit source]
Naturalization records for Texas have generally been filed with the clerk of the district court in each county. You can obtain copies of the declarations, affidavits, orders of admission, and other documents by contacting the clerk's office. The Family History Library has microfilm copies of some county records. For example, from Harris County the library has naturalization records from 1891 to 1906 and an index from 1855 to 1906.
Post-1906 Records[edit | edit source]
In 1906 the Immigration and Naturalization Service (now United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) was created, forms were standardized, and duplicate records were created in the court and sent to the INS. To access these records, use the Genealogy Program at www.uscis.gov, fill it out and send it to the address listed on the form. You may also contact the National Archives at Fort Worth for naturalization records.
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