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From: "Linda Merle" <>
Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] Re: Scotch-Irish-D Digest V03 #10
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 09:25:40 -0800
>... how come I have a copy- handwritten of Great Great Grandad Patrick
>Fleming but his wife is not mentioned???
>>>> Prior to 1922, women and children automaticlly became citizens when the
>husband/father did. So, most times their names were omitted. Also, each
>county/state had their own forms, so the information will probably vary from
>the various courts of record.
Also....Getting naturalized involved three phases. The first papers
were the ones with the most information. They may have been filed
soon after the ancestor got off the ship while he was waiting in port.
So the first papers may have been filed thousands of miles away from
where the ancestor finally settled.
There's several good books written on the topic. Reading one
really increases the likelihood that you'll succeed. They are a book
because US naturalization is actually more complex than we can put
into an email.
http://genealogy.com/university.html covers the topic well in
each period (20th century naturalization is different).
However as Lee said, you won't find the wife and children in the
naturalization paperwork (for earlier periods). And the guys who
write the books say you want the first papers.
Final word on naturalization?? AAAARRRRRGGGGG!! Channeling them might
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