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From: Charles Sullivan <>
Subject: Re: [NYC] naturalization
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 04:39:21 -0500
The info on the naturalization index cards is generally pretty
complete. If the index card leaves blank an item like
birthdate, then the birthdate most likely will not appear on
the original naturalization papers. That does not mean you
should forego examination of the original documents - there's
no way of knowing ahead of time what clues you may find there.
You may or may not find a certification of the Declaration of
Intention filed with the naturalization papers. Follow up
by getting a copy of the original DOI.
The name of the court should be stamped on the index card,
but I believe NARA has at least photostatic copies of all the
naturalization papers which appear on the index cards.
>I just received from NARA copies of the Naturalization cards. They
>range in years from 1866-1900 for the KOSSMANN surname I am
>searching. The card does not have the birthdate, occupation or
>address of the person at the time of naturalization. Will this
>information be on the actual Naturalization form if I order it? This
>family lived right around Throop Ave, Brooklyn. What court house
>would I need to contact to get the origianl forms for the pettion of
>Naturalization? I have the petition for a member in another line
>from the 1930's and it has a lot of information, what kind of
>information would be available for the above mentioned years?
>I appreciate your help.
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