Since in the US it's the beginning of a long holiday weekend for 4th of
July (and lists are usually slow on holidays) .... this might be a good
time to remind everyone to be sure and get those papers of which our
ancestors were so proud.... the ones that made them a US citizen.
There is a detailed guide to getting naturalization papers on my Helpful
Hints site, so I won't rewrite it here -- please check that out if you
need to get naturalization papers on any of your people.
After 1906 (and before that in many states) these papers will give you
detailed information on exactly when they came over from the old country
and the name of the ship. You can then use the information on the Hints
page to find a microfilm of that ship arrival and find them on the
manifest. It's always a nice addition to any family history to have the
name of the ship they arrived on, even if it doesn't give you any new
I'll be happy to help anyone who's having problems getting these items,
just send a note to the list (so we can all learn) and I'll do what I
can to answer you, but please read those sections first.
Maura Petzolt Mobile Alabama USA
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