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Thank you for posting your inquiry to The History Hub! If you found your ancestor in the the Cook County Circuit Court Archives' Declaration of Intention database they likely were naturalized in the local circuit court. These records are not held by the National Archives and, to our knowledge, have not been digitized. You may wish to submit a request for a search for the petition via their web page here: http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/?section=RecArchivePage&RecArchivePage=naturalization_search.
Likewise, if you'd like to send us a brief email inquiry to us here at the National Archives at Chicago we'd be happy to conduct a search, as well to confirm the above information. You can send it to: email@example.com. Please let us know his name, date of birth, country of origin, and the approximate dates of immigration and naturalization.
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Glenn, thank you. I will send an email to the Chicago Archives at the address you posted in your response. joan
Hello Ms. Stachnik,
I agree with the reply above, the records should be located in Chicago regional archives. I would like to a few helpful resources that you may consult regarding the timeline of naturalization. There is also a link the Naturalization Index, Northern District, Cook Co. It is M1285, searchable by name, or available on microfilm in Denver, Chicago, D.C. regional archives locations.
Good luck with your search!
Thank you! joan