New York, Eastern District Naturalization Petitions Index, 1865-1957 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index that links to images of 650,000 naturalization petitions in NY.


The Eastern District had jurisdiction over the following counties:

Kings (Brooklyn)

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What Can I Learn from New York Naturalization Records
New York church and civil marriage records may include:

  • Name of the groom
  • Name of the bride, often including the maiden name
  • Name of the officiator
  • Names of the parents or guardians of the bride and groom
  • Date of the marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Birthplaces of the bride and groom
  • Residences of the bride and groom
  • Ages



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