Tag Archives: A deeper look at citizenship papers

A deeper look at citizenship papers

Last month I talked about the information that can be found on two documents that are filled out when an immigrant applies for citizenship: The declaration of intention, and the petition for naturalization. The information is quite similar, with the petition containing data about the spouse and children as well as the immigrant himself. Since I wrote that column, I have spent a lot of the past month looking for records of any relative in my file who was born outside the United States and who likely spent time here. I have found out quite a bit of new information …

Read More »

Want More?

Subscribe to our print magazine
or give it as a gift.

Click here for details