What I do have is the 1920 Census showing that my Great-Grandfather
is a US citizen and I have the Ellis Island records for my Great-
Grandmother who entered the US on the S.S. Olympic in November of
1920. They both show that my Great-Grandfather was a US Citizen, so
I will turn to the Mormons and search some more.
I would be interested in a little more guideance on the Voter Record
item you suggested. If someone has a sample letter or something to
help guide me I would be greatful
Thanks for the pointers and I hope we can work more together in the
--- In jewishgenealogy2000@y..., klezmer101 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> Klezmer to the rescue...
> I remember reading a report that WWI draft records were available
> and quite useful. I haven't ever used them, so this is second hand.
> But I would start with the Mormons and see what they have regarding
> WWI draft records.
> Also, it might be interesting to explore the naturalization angle.
> I don't know whether your ancestor became a naturalized citizen,
> but he may have filed his "first papers" prior to his wife's
> arrival. If so, it may provide a little bit of information (notably
> an address). Then you can use business directories and the census
> to trace him from year to year.
> A trick I've used successfully for naturalization papers is the
> 1. Pick a year in which there was a presidential election,
> preferably a relatively recent year that you are convinced your
> ancestor would have voted.
> 2. Hopefully you know your ancestor's exact address for that year.
> 3. With that information, find out the board of electors that
> covers that address. For that election, ask for voter registration
> information regarding your ancestor, in particular the exact
> reference to his naturalization records. This will result in a
> court, docket number and other filing numbers.
> 4. With that information, write to the court and ask for copies of
> all the naturalization papers.
> -klezmer, feeling masculine today...
> --- In jewishgenealogy2000@y..., allbell <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > --- In jewishgenealogy2000@y..., "nattjo" <nattjo@y...> wrote:
> > >I can not find any records prior to his wife's arrival in the US
> > him.
> > >
> > > Can anyone offer me some assistance on where to look or other
> > avenues available to me on this matter?
> > If Klezmer is here, s/he is the expert here on genealogical
> > procedures, but, anyhow, do you know if any of this ancestor's
> > brothers or sisters came over around the same time?