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This collection is a card index to naturalization records in the circuit and district courts of California. The cards are arranged alphabetically by surname.  
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== What is in This Collection? ==
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This collection is a card index to naturalization records in the circuit and district courts of California for the years 1852 to 1989. The cards are arranged alphabetically by surname.  
  
The actual naturalization volumes vary in size and format. Prior to the late 1800s each document was usually handwritten on one page. From the late 1800s and on, printed forms were used. After 1906, many entries were typewritten.  
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The index is very accurate and 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.
  
While there were various types of naturalization records, the Declaration of Intent and Naturalization Petition usually had the most complete genealogical information.  
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The following collections are covered by this index:
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''' US District Court. Southern (San Francisco) Division. Northern District.'''
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*Duplicate Certificates of Citizenship, 1852-1906. [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2524822 NAID 2524822]
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*Naturalization Depositions, 1907-1963. [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2602672 NAID 2602672]
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*Applications for Repatriation, 1936-1969.[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2601974 NAID 2601974]
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*Petitions for Naturalization Transferred from Other Courts, 9/21/1952-8/23/1990 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/627696  NAID 627696]
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*Petitions for Naturalization,10/23/1903-9/17/1991 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/605234 NAID 605234]
  
=== Record Content  ===
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The naturalization volumes vary in size and format. Prior to the late 1800s each document was usually handwritten on one page. From the late 1800s and on, printed forms were used. After 1906, many entries were typewritten. While there were various types of naturalization records, the Declaration of Intent and Naturalization Petition usually had the most complete genealogical information. 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.
  
The index cards include the following:
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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. Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. California’s counties recorded naturalization procedures in the court records as legal proof of citizenship. The courts handling naturalizations changed several times so the card index was created as a way to quickly access specific records.
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[[Image:California Indexes to Naturalizations in the U.S. District Courts DGS 4640224 110.jpg|thumb|right|California Indexes to Naturalizations in the U.S. District Courts DGS 4640224 110.jpg]]
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===To Browse This Collection===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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'''Index cards''' generally include:
  
 
*Petition number  
 
*Petition number  
 
*Date of petition  
 
*Date of petition  
*Volume and page number of the petition
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*Alien Registration number
 
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*Name and residence of immigrant
Some of the index cards also show:  
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*Birth date of immigrant
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*Date certificate issued
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*Court where certificate issued
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'''Declaration of intent and naturalization petitions''' may include:  
  
 
*Declaration number  
 
*Declaration number  
*Date of declaration
 
*Volume and page number of the declaration
 
*Certification number
 
*Date of issuance
 
 
Declaration of Intent and Naturalization Petitions usually included the following:
 
 
 
*Name of the immigrant  
 
*Name of the immigrant  
 
*Country of birth  
 
*Country of birth  
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*Names of witnesses  
 
*Names of witnesses  
 
*Signature of judge or court official
 
*Signature of judge or court official
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'''In post-1906 records,''' you may also find:
  
In post-1906 records, you may also find:
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*Name
 
 
 
*Birth date  
 
*Birth date  
 
*Birthplace  
 
*Birthplace  
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*Birth date of spouse  
 
*Birth date of spouse  
 
*Residence of spouse
 
*Residence of spouse
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== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
 
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===  Sample Image ===
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the card index. Name indexes make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Check the index for the surname and then the given name. You may need to look at many cards to find the one you are seeking. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
 
 
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
 
 
 
*The full name of your ancestor
 
*The approximate immigration and naturalization dates
 
*The ancestor’s residence
 
 
 
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.
 
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as name of court, page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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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.
 
  
For example, you can use naturalization records to:  
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:  
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*The full name of your ancestor
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*The approximate immigration and naturalization dates
  
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
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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. 
*Confirm their date of arrival
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=== Search the Index ===
*Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
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{{Search Collection Link
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1849982 California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
You may also find these tips helpful:
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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]].
  
*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 and then in state, county, or city courts.  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*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.
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Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.
*If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Continue to search the naturalization records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have naturalized in the same area or nearby.
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*Use the record to learn the place of origin and find vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage
*The witnesses named on naturalization records may have been older relatives of the person in the naturalization process. Search for their naturalizations.  
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*Use the information found in the record to find land and probate records
*You may want to obtain the naturalization records of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors.
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*Use the record to see if other family members who may have immigrated
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*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
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
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*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
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*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 
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names.  
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*Check other possible ports of entry
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=== Record Finder===
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Consult the [[California Research Tips and Strategies]] and its Record Finder to search other records
  
If you do not find the name you are looking for, try the following:
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== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
 
 
*Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.
 
*Try a different index if there is one for the years needed. You may also need to search the naturalization records year by year.
 
*Search the indexes of nearby counties.
 
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. California’s counties recorded naturalization procedures in the court records as legal proof of citizenship. The courts handling naturalizations changed several times so the card index was created as a way to quickly access specific records.
 
 
 
The index is very accurate and 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.
 
 
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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==Citing This Collection==
  
== Related Websites<br> ==
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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.
  
*[http://www.naturalizationrecords.com/usa/naturalizations.shtml California indexes to Naturalization]
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;Collection Citation:"California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1744. Pacific Sierra Region, San Bruno: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
*[http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/naturalization/ National Archives and Records Administration Pacific Region]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[California]]
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*[[California Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
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== Citation for This Collection  ==
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[[Category:NARA_Naturalization_and_Citizenship_Records]]
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->Index to Naturalization in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1852-ca. 1989. United States National Archives and Records Administration. Pacific Sierra Region. NARA M1744. FHL Microfilm, 165 rolls Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
 
 
 
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
===== Citation Example for Records Found in a This Collection  =====
 
 
 
"California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989." &nbsp;digital images, ''FamilySearch'' [https://www.familysearch.org/ (https://familysearch.org]: accessed April 15, 2011), &nbsp;Michael Joseph Doyle, February 25, 1924; citing Naturalization Records, Doyle, M.-Duong, B.;&nbsp;Image 14; United States National Archives and Records Administration, Pacific Sierra Region,
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.
 
  
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Record Description
Record Type Naturalization Card Index
Record Group RG 21: Records of the District Courts of the United States
Collection years 1852-1989
Microfilm Publication M1744. Index to Naturalization in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California,1852-ca. 1989.
National Archives Identifier 2524850 350
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What is in This Collection?

This collection is a card index to naturalization records in the circuit and district courts of California for the years 1852 to 1989. The cards are arranged alphabetically by surname.

The index is very accurate and 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.

The following collections are covered by this index: US District Court. Southern (San Francisco) Division. Northern District.

  • Duplicate Certificates of Citizenship, 1852-1906. NAID 2524822
  • Naturalization Depositions, 1907-1963. NAID 2602672
  • Applications for Repatriation, 1936-1969.NAID 2601974
  • Petitions for Naturalization Transferred from Other Courts, 9/21/1952-8/23/1990 NAID 627696
  • Petitions for Naturalization,10/23/1903-9/17/1991 NAID 605234

The naturalization volumes vary in size and format. Prior to the late 1800s each document was usually handwritten on one page. From the late 1800s and on, printed forms were used. After 1906, many entries were typewritten. While there were various types of naturalization records, the Declaration of Intent and Naturalization Petition usually had the most complete genealogical information. 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. Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. California’s counties recorded naturalization procedures in the court records as legal proof of citizenship. The courts handling naturalizations changed several times so the card index was created as a way to quickly access specific records.


To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Index cards generally include:

  • Petition number
  • Date of petition
  • Alien Registration number
  • Name and residence of immigrant
  • Birth date of immigrant
  • Date certificate issued
  • Court where certificate issued

Declaration of intent and naturalization petitions may include:

  • Declaration number
  • Name of the immigrant
  • Country of birth
  • Arrival date
  • Date of Declaration of Intent or Naturalization
  • Names of witnesses
  • Signature of judge or court official

In post-1906 records, you may also find:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Age
  • Race
  • Last foreign residence
  • Current residence
  • Arrival place
  • Marital status
  • Name of spouse
  • Maiden name of wife
  • Birth date of spouse
  • Residence of spouse

Collection Content

Sample Image


How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of your ancestor
  • The approximate immigration and naturalization dates

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.

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Description to view the 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 research log.

What Do I Do Next?

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the record to learn the place of origin and find vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage
  • Use the information found in the record to find land and probate records
  • Use the record to see if other family members who may have immigrated
  • 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

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.
  • Check other possible ports of entry

Record Finder

Consult the California Research Tips and Strategies and its Record Finder to search other records

Known Issues With This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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.

Collection Citation
"California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1744. Pacific Sierra Region, San Bruno: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
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