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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
The collection consists of images of naturalization records from county courthouses in New York for the years 1791 to 1980. The records may include declarations of intent, petitions, indexes, and final papers. The content and time period varies by county.
'''General Information About Naturalization Records''' Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. The first naturalization act was passed in 1802. Immigrants to the United States were not required to apply for citizenship. Of those who did apply, many did not complete the requirements for citizenship.   Naturalization to become a U.S. citizen was a two-part process: the Declaration of Intent to Naturalize, or First Papers, and the Naturalization Record (including the Naturalization Petition), or Final Papers. The First Papers were normally filed five years before the Final Papers because of the five-year residency requirement to become a citizen.  No centralized files existed before 1906. In 1906 federal forms replaced the various formats that had been used by the various courts. Copies were sent to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), creating a central file for naturalization papers. The INS is now known as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  Naturalization records are generally well preserved, but some records may have been lost to fire or other disasters.  The information that was current at the time of naturalization was usually reliable. However, there was always a chance for misinformation. Errors may have occurred because of the informant’s lack of knowledge or because of transcription errors or other circumstances.
No centralized files existed before 1906. In 1906 federal forms replaced the various formats that had been used by the various courts. Copies were sent to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), creating a central file for naturalization papers. The INS is now known as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Naturalization records are generally well preserved, but some records may have been lost to fire or other disasters.
=== Image Visibility ===
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
 {{Collection_Browse_Link|CID=CID1999177 |title=New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980}}
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
The following information may be found in these records:
*Name of judge
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== Collection Content ==
=== Sample Image ===
 
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Image:New York, County Naturalization Records, 1792-1976 - DB (12-0014) DGS 5370548 851.jpg|1892 County Naturalization Record
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
If you do not know this information, check the 1900 census and then calculate the possible year of naturalization based on the date of immigration. The 1920 census may tell you the exact year of immigration or naturalization. If your ancestor naturalized before 1900, check the census records to see when he or she first appeared in the census. This will give you a 10 year window in which they may have immigrated.
=== Search the Index ===
{{Search Collection Link| CID=CID1999177}}
=== View the Images ===
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1999177|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
#Select the '''County'''
#Select the '''Record Type, Year Range,Volume Number/Letter''' to view the images.
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{{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1999177 New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
== What Do I Do Next? ==
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Add any new information to your records
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
*Confirm their date of arrival
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*Check for variant spellings of the names
*Look for an index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
*Search the records of nearby counties<br><br>
=== Research Helps ===
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[New York, United States Genealogy|New York]].
* [[New York Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
* [[Step-by-Step New York Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
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== Citing This Collection ==
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
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