United States, New England, Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1906 is a free collection at FamilySearch with browsable images of US Naturalization records filed in the National Archives Northeast Region which includes: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The majority of the records cover the date range of 1787-1906 but there are a few pages of outlying records from 1921, 1923, and 1932.


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What Can I Learn from US Naturalization Records?

Petitions for Naturalization may include the following:

  • Name of the petitioner
  • Residence
  • Country of birth
  • Place and date of arrival
  • Names of two witnesses
  • Petition number
  • Date of petition
  • Volume and page number of the petition

Declaration of Intent and Naturalization Petitions usually include:

  • Name of court and date of hearing
  • Name of immigrant
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date of arrival and port of entry
  • Date of Declaration of Intent or Naturalization
  • Names of witnesses
  • Signature of judge or court official
  • Age
  • Race
  • Last foreign residence
  • Current residence
  • Marital status
  • Name of spouse
  • Maiden name of the wife
  • Birthdate of spouse
  • Residence of spouse


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