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        One of the ultimate goals for locating the immigrant ancestor is finding the record of how they came to America. New York Ellis Island, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Galveston, New Orleans, were all major ports of entry for those seeking a new life.   As such, Immigration and Naturalization Records are very important to your genealogical research but are often overlooked.  Immigration records help the family historian to understand the movements of their ancestry as they relocated to different parts of the world.   How much information is found on an immigration or naturalization record usually depends on what year the event occurred.   These types of records can help you find the date of immigration and or naturalization, ship's passenger list, port of arrival, and the place of birth for your ancestor.  Some records include occupations, names and ages of minor children and more.   We want to know where our ancestors came from. We want to know when they arrived in North America and when they became citizens. Naturalization and Immigration records are the answer. Sometimes these records for an ancestor are the only way to discover the family origins.

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Arrow (red up) ALABAMA:


Arrow (red up) ALASKA:


Arrow (red up) ARIZONA:


Arrow (red up) ARKANSAS:

·    Arkansas Naturalization Records Index 1809-1906

·    Arkansas: Migration & Ship Passenger Lists


Arrow (red up) CALIFORNIA:

·    California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953

·    California, San Diego Naturalization Index, 1868-1958

·    California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948

·    Northern U.S. Dist. Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989

·    California: Migration & Ship Passenger Lists

·    San Francisco, CA: W.War I Enemy Alien Registration Affidavits, 1918

·    Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976


Arrow (red up) COLORADO:


Arrow (red up) CONNECTICUT:


Arrow (red up) DELAWARE:

·    New Castle County, Delaware, Naturalizations


Arrow (red up) DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Washington, DC:


Arrow (red up) FLORIDA:

·   Florida, Tampa, Passenger Lists, 1898-1945

·   Florida, Key West Passenger Lists, 1898-1957


Arrow (red up) GEORGIA:


Arrow (red up) HAWAII:

·   Citizenship - Naturalization

·   Citizenship - Denization

·   Citizenship - Passports

·   Chinese Passenger Manifest Index, A-Z

·   Japanese Passenger Manifests Index, A-L

·   Japanese Passenger Manifests Index, M-Z

·   Portuguese Passenger Manifests Index, A-Z

·   Hawaii: Migration & Ship Passenger Lists

·   Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952

·   Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953


Arrow (red up) IDAHO:

·   Idaho: Naturalization Index

·   Clark County, Idaho Naturalization Petitions (1906 and after)

·   Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956

·   Idaho, County Naturalizations, 1861-1974


Arrow (red up) ILLINOIS:

·    Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950

·    Illinois, Northern Dist. Naturalization Petitions, 1906-91

·    Cook County, Naturalization Declarations of Intention

·    East St. Louis City Court Naturalization Papers Index (1874–1906)

·    Illinois, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1962

·    Chicago, Illinois: Naturalization Index, 1926-1979


Arrow (red up) INDIANA:

·    Index: Hendricks Co. Declarations of Intent- 1852-1906

·    Index: Hendricks Co.,  to Final Oaths (1856- 1906)

·    Naturalization Records: Listed by County 

·    Allen County Applications for Naturalization, 1844-1906

·    IN, Naturalization Records & Indexes, 1848-1992


Arrow (red up) IOWA:

·    Iowa 1942-1946, Alien Personal History and Statements

·    Naturalizations - First Papers mainly Polk Co IA


Arrow (red up) KANSAS:

·    Naturalization Records In Kansas Territorial Records


Arrow (red up) KENTUCKY:


Arrow (red up) LOUISIANA:

·    Louisiana, Eastern District Naturalization Petitions, 1838-1861

·    New Orleans Ship Passenger List Index:Jan.-Jul. 1851

·    Immigrant Ships Arriving at New Orleans, Jan. 1 - July 7, 1851

·    Louisiana, Naturalization Records, 1831-1906

·    New Orleans, LA: Passenger Lists, 1820-1945


Arrow (red up) MAINE:

·    Maine, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1990

·    Maine Passenger Lists


Arrow (red up) MARYLAND:

·    Maryland: Migration & Ship Passenger Lists

·    Maryland, Naturalization Indexes, 1797-1951

·    Maryland, Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1931

·    Baltimore, MD, Airplane Passenger & Crew Lists, 1954-57

·    Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948


Arrow (red up) MASSACHUSETTS:

·    Massachusetts Passenger Manifest Index (1848-1891)

·    Massachusetts, Naturalization Index, 1906-1966

·    Missing Irish Immigrant Ads., Boston Pilot 1831-1921

·    Massachusetts: Migration & Ship Passenger Lists

·    Scotch Prisoners Sent to Massachusetts, 1752

·    Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1891

·    Boston, MA, Passenger Lists, 1891-1943


Arrow (red up) MICHIGAN:

·    Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954

·    Iosco Co., Michigan Naturalization Index, 1885-1910


Arrow (red up) MINNESOTA:

·      1918 Minnesota Alien Registration Records

·      Alien Personal History & Statements,1942-46

·      Minnesota, Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988


Arrow (red up) MISSISSIPPI:


Arrow (red up) MISSOURI:

·   Naturalization Records Database 1816-1955

·   Alien Personal History and Statements, Missouri 1942-1946

·   Missouri, County Naturalization Records, 1883-1927


Arrow (red up) MONTANA:

·    Montana: Migration & Ship Passenger Lists

·    Montana, County Naturalizations, 1856-1979


Arrow (red up) NEBRASKA:

·    Alien Personal History and Statements, Nebraska 1942-1946


Arrow (red up) NEVADA:


Arrow (red up) NEW HAMPSHIRE:

·    New Hampshire, County Naturalization Records, 1771-2001

·    NH, Naturalization & Probate Records, 1643-1948


Arrow (red up) NEW JERSEY:

·     New Jersey, County Naturalization Records, 1749-1986


Arrow (red up) NEW MEXICO:


Arrow (red up) NEW YORK:

·    NY City Immigrants (Austria, Galicia, Poland), 1890

·    NY City Immigrants (Austria, Galicia, Poland), 1891

·    New York, Eastern District Naturalization Petitions, 1865-1957

·    New York, Western District, Naturalization Index, 1907-1966

·    New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1891

·    New York City Passenger & Crew Lists, 1825-1996

·    New York: Migration & Ship Passenger Lists

·    New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980

·    New York, New York, Index to Passenger Lists, 1820-1846

·    New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924

·    Southern District Index to Petitions for Naturalization, 1824-1941

·    New York, Southern District Naturalization Index, 1917-1950

·    Southern Dist. Court of NY Naturalization Records Index, 1824-1959

·    Kings Co., NY (Brooklyn) Naturalization Index 1907-24


Arrow (red up) NORTH CAROLINA:

·    North Carolina: Migration & Ship Passenger Lists

·    Wilmington & Morehead City, NC: Passenger & Crew Lists, 1908-58


Arrow (red up) NORTH DAKOTA:

·    North Dakota Naturalization Records Index

·    Alien Personal History and Statements, North Dakota, 1942-1946


Arrow (red up) OHIO:

·    Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977

·    Ohio, Southern District Naturalization Index, 1852-1991


Arrow (red up) OKLAHOMA:


Arrow (red up) OREGON:

·    Oregon Historical Records Index – Naturalization


Arrow (red up) PENNSYLVANIA:

·    PA Immigrants, 1770- 1775

·    Pennsylvania German Pioneers

·    PA Oaths of Allegiance, 1727 - 1775

·    Philadelphia German Immigration, 1700-75

·    Philadelphia, Files of Chinese Immigrants, 1900-1923

·    PA Eastern District: Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931

·    Pennsylvania, Eastern District Naturalization Indexes, 1795-1952

·    Pennsylvania: Migration & Ship Passenger Lists

·    Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882

·    Philadelphia, PA, Quaker Arrivals: (1682-1705);  (1706-24);  (1725-51)

·    Philadelphia, PA Passenger Lists, 1883-1945


Arrow (red up) RHODE ISLAND:


Arrow (red up) SOUTH CAROLINA:

·     South Carolina: Migration & Ship Passenger Lists


Arrow (red up) SOUTH DAKOTA:

·    South Dakota Naturalization Records Index: First Papers

·    South Dakota Naturalization Records Index: Second Papers

·    South Dakota: Migration & Ship Passenger Lists

·    South Dakota, County Naturalization Records, 1865-1972


Arrow (red up) TENNESSEE:

·     Naturalization Records 1856-1906 –Shelby County


Arrow (red up) TEXAS:

·    Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989

·    Texas: Migration & Ship Passenger Lists

·    Texas, Laredo Arrival Manifests, 1903-1955

·    El Paso, TX: Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso, 1905-27


Arrow (red up) UTAH:



Arrow (red up) VERMONT:

·    Brattleboro Area Irish Naturalizations, 1868


Arrow (red up) VIRGINIA:

·    Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929

·    Virginia: Migration & Ship Passenger Lists


Arrow (red up) WASHINGTON:

·    Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957

·    WA, State & County Naturalization Records:1850-1982


Arrow (red up) WEST VIRGINIA:

·    West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991


Arrow (red up) WISCONSIN:

·    Wisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807-1992

·    Dane Co., WI Naturalization Records, 1887-1945

·    Milwaukee, WI, Naturalization Index, 1848-1990


Arrow (red up) WYOMING:




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Arrow (red up) UNITED STATES:

·         Border Crossings From Canada to United States, 1895-1956

·         Border Crossings From Mexico to United States, 1903-1957

·         Germans to America Index, 1850-1897

·         Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874

·         Italians to America Index, 1855-1900

·         Japanese Immigrants to the United States 1887-1924

·         Jewish Immigrant Passage Records, 1890-1949

·         Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisments, 1831-1920

·         Naturalization Records – at Rootsweb

·         New England Irish Pioneers

·         New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906 

·         New England, Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1931

·         New England, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1911-1954

·         Passenger Lists – at Rootsweb

·         Russians to America Index, 1834-1897

·         Selected U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992


Arrow (red up) UNITED KINGDOM:


·    Passenger Lists from N. Ireland and Ireland to America


·    Wuerttemberg, Germany Emigration Index

·    Brandenburg, Prussia Emigration Records

·    Baden, Germany Emigration Index, 1866-1911


·    New South Wales, Australia 1828 - 1842: Bounty Immigrants List

·    Australian Convict Index 1788-1868


·    Passenger Lists from N. Ireland and Ireland to America



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