Indiana Naturalization Records and Indexes - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Indiana Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1848-1992
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|Record Type||Naturalization Indexes|
|Record Group||RG 21: Records of the District Courts of the United States|
|National Archives Identifier||350|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains seven naturalization indexes of the Northern and Southern Districts of the U.S. District Court in the state of Indiana. The Indexes are part of Record Group 21 Records of District Courts of the United States and was acquired of the National Archives at Chicago.
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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Indiana, Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1848-1992.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Full name of citizen
- Residence at the time of naturalization
- Admission date
- Certificate date
- Name of court
- Petition number
- Registration number
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate date and place of naturalization
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]View images in this collection by visiting the Collection Browse Page:
- Select Name Range to view the images
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information and to find additional information.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the record to learn your ancestor’s foreign and “Americanized” names
- Use the record to learn the place of origin and find vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage
- Use the record to see if other family members who may have immigrated with the person you are looking for are listed and have additional information or leads; you may also find additional information on new family members in censuses
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
- Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived. Then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts, then in state, county, or city courts. An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process
- Check other possible ports of entry
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Indiana.
- Beginning Research in United States Naturalization Records
- Beginning Research in United States Immigration and Emigration Records
- Indiana Guided Research
- Indiana Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1900 | 1900-Present
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- U.S. District Court. Northern District. Fort Wayne Division. Naturalization records, 1930-1984
- U.S. District. Northern District. Hammond Division. Naturalization records, 1907-1985
- U.S. District Court. Southern District. Indianapolis Division. naturalization records index 1907-1992; records 1895-1944, 1907-1992
- U.S. District Court. Northern District. South end Division. Petitions for naturalization index, 1955-1991
- U.S. District Court. Northern District. Hammond Division. Lafayette. Petitions for naturalization index, 1956-1984
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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