Index to naturalizations of World War I soldiers, 1918 : NARA RG21 publication M1952

United States. National Archives and Records Administration
Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
College Park, Maryland : National Archives and Records Administration, 2003
4 microfilm reels ; 16 mm.


United States Index to Naturalizations of World War I Soldiers is available online, click here.

Microfilm of original records located in the National Archives in Washington, District of Columbia.

"Aliens serving in the U.S. military did not gain citizenship through service alone. The naturalization of soldiers was performed under certain provisions of nationality law facilitating the naturalization of members of the U.S. armed forces. These provisions waived the Declaration of Intention requirement and waived or reduced the residency requirement. Thus many soldiers filed petitions and were naturalized the same day. The expedited naturalization of soldiers could have been performed at either a Federal, State or local court having jurisdiction over the soldier's military base, or a judge from any of those courts might have held "naturalization court" at the military base. In either case, one copy of the petition should be on file in the court's records. Another copy was filed with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) which holds duplicate copies of all naturalizations granted after September 26, 1906." -- Introd.

Index cards lists name of soldier, date of naturalization, court number, certificate number and the military base assigned.



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