1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 11, 2021 11:02 AM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking certified copies

    Abe Frishman Newbie

      How can I order & obtain a Authentic copy of my fathers record who became a US citizen and I know the records are in the Ft. Worth Archives? I have a copy & know where it can be found it’s just not Authenticated. Thank you!

        • Re: Seeking certified copies
          Cara Jensen Tracker

          Dear Mr. Frishman,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We suggest that you send a request to the National Archives at Fort Worth (RM-FW) via email at ftworth.archives@nara.gov for a certified copy of the naturalization records for your father.  To ensure a successful request, please include the name of petitioner (including known variants); date of birth; approximate date of entry to the US; approximate date of naturalization; where the individual was residing at the time of naturalization (city/county/state); and country of origin.  The RM-FW staff will search the appropriate indexes. If a record is located, you will be contacted for payment and shipping information. If no record is found, the staff will provide you with steps for further research.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RM-FW.


          Please note that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has suspended reproduction and digitization services until further notice due to COVID-19. Orders will not be serviced until operations can resume safely. Once operations resume, document reproduction requests will be filled in the order in which they were received. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Please review NARA’s Dual Citizenship Assistance - Frequently Asked Questions web page for more information.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!