4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2020 5:58 PM by Ann Winkler

    Seeking Iowa naturalization papers of Albert Winkler


      Albert Rudolph Winkler, Sr, a Romanian immigrant, was naturalized (according to CA Great Register info) on 14 FEB 1906 in District Court in Polk County, Iowa.  Federal oversight did not go into effect until September of that year.  Does this mean that the record is only available locally in in the Polk County courthouse, or have records been centralized somewhere in the federal system? Was the district court a federal or state level entity?  Any help as to how to obtain this record appreciated.