California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976 is a free collection at FamilySearch.

This collection includes name-searchable text as well as browsable images for naturalization records in California.


You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.


What Can I Learn from California Passenger and Crew Lists?

Records may include:

  • the person’s name
  • country of birth
  • age
  • race
  • last foreign residence
  • current residence
  • marital status
  • name of spouse
  • maiden name of wife
  • names of witnesses
  • arrival date
  • the petition number
  • date of petition
  • volume and page number of the petition
  • the declaration number
  • the date of declaration
  • volume and page number of the declaration
  • certification number
  • date of issuance


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