Nebraska, Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Nebraska, Naturalization Records, 1855-1989
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|Record Type||Naturalization Records|
|Record Group||RG 21: Records of the United States District Court|
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains naturalization records from the state of Nebraska. Images were originally captured at the NARA Regional Archives facility in Kansas City, Missouri.
Collections in this publication. Omaha Division. District of Nebraska
- Index to Naturalizations, ca. 1959 ca. 1939. NAID 572203
- Certificates of Naturalization Issued Abroad, 1943 - 1945. NAID 6277852
- Military and Overseas Petitions for Naturalization, 1918 - 1955. NAID 6277857
- Declarations of Intention for Citizenship, 11/2/1867 - 12/13/1909 NAID 784231
- Petitions for Naturalization, 12/29/1876 - 10/19/1989. NAID 784354
- Naturalization Certificate Records, 1948 - 1960. NAID 6278119
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Country of birth
- Date of arrival in the U.S.
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How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- Approximate age or birth date
- Place of residence
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given.
- Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members
- In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the Citing This Collection section. It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log
- Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the person's name and place of birth to find a birth certificate which should list the names of the parents
- Use the country of citizenship to lead you to immigration or naturalization records
- Use the person’s age and residence to find family in census, church, and land records
- Use the marital information to find marriage records. Witnesses were often family members
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
- Census, military service, military pension, immigration, naturalization, and land records can be very useful
- Use employment information to lead you to trade, business, land, property, or education records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Look for variant spellings of the names. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
- Immigrant first names may be in their native language
- Search the records of nearby localities
- Look at the 1930 and 1940 censuses to identify names and ages of additional family members
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Nebraska.
- Beginning Research in United States Naturalization Records
- Nebraska Guided Research
- Nebraska Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Nebraska Research, 1880-Present
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Fred W. Hons and Delbert A. Bishop, comp. Preliminary inventory records of the United States District Court for the district of Nebraska : Record group 21.Kansas City, Missouri : Federal Records Center, 1967
- Hastings Division of the District of Nebraska. Adams County, naturalization records, 1929-1951 NAID 784172
- Omaha Division of the District of Nebraska. Douglas County, naturalization records, 1855-1989 NAIDs 572203;6277852;6277857;784231;784354; 6278119
- Grand Island Division of the District of Nebraska. Hall County, naturalization records, 1930-1951 NAIDs 6158452;784171
- North Platte Division of the District of Nebraska Lancaster County, naturalization records, 1930-1959 NAIDs 571020;784227;785571
- Norfolk Division of the District of Nebraska. Madison County, naturalization records, 1930-1951 NAID 784191;784188
- Omaha Division. Application to take the oath of allegiance, 1936-1945.
- Omaha Division. Declaration of intention, 1876-1943.
- Omaha Division. Naturalization petitions, 1930-1942; index, 1930-1942
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Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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