3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 9, 2021 1:30 PM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking immigration records of Patrick Dougherty

    Jean Berry Newbie

      I'm trying to find when Patrick Joseph Dougherty immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland. He was born in Kilcock County, Ireland on April 15,1890. He married Faye Burke on September 8, 1914 in Washington County, OK. They had 3 children.  I would appreciate any information you have on Patrick Joseph Dougherty.  When did Patrick Dougherty (also spelled Doherty) immigrate to the US?  What ship did he come over on? 

        • Re: Seeking immigration records of Patrick Dougherty
          Susannah Brooks Tracker

          Although he and Fay Burke married in Oklahoma, they seemed to have lived before and after their marriage in various places in Kansas, based on the federal and Kansas state censuses.  All men roughly between the ages of 18 and 40 were required to register for the WWI draft.  This may be him (I did not find another Patrick Dougherty in KS in the draft)

          • Re: Seeking immigration records of Patrick Dougherty
            Timothy McGoldrick Adventurer

            On Rootsireland Kildare Genealogy - Online Searching of Irish ancestral and genealogy records (Births, Deaths, Marriages) for Co. Kildare (rootsireland.ie) I found information about Patrick Joseph Dougherty, his Surname spelling is DOHERTY and his Date of Baptism is Apr-22, 1888.

            Name: Patrick Joseph Doherty

            Date of Baptism:  22-Apr-1888

            Address: Kilcock

            Parish/District: Kilcock

            County: Co. Kildare

            Denomination: Roman Catholic

            Father: Bryan Doherty (note Bryan also listed as Bernard on some records)

            Mother: Ellen Banks

            They also had 6 other children all born at the same address, parish and county as Patrick.

            Ellen                     Date of Baptism   25-Oct-1881

            Mathew Joseph   “””””””””””””””””””””    15-Apr-1883

            Ellen                    “””””””””””””””””””””    17-May-1885

            Bernard                 “””””””””””””””””””””    11-Nov-1886

            Bridget Coca         ‘’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’     29-Jun- 1891

            Joseph Peter         ‘’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’    29-Jun- 1891

            Note: Bridget and Joseph are twins and I think that the first Ellen born in 1881 most likely died before the birth of the second Ellen in 1885.

            I could not find a death listed for the first Ellen and also could not find a Marriage record for the mother and father.

            Tim

            • Re: Seeking immigration records of Patrick Dougherty
              Cara Jensen Tracker

              Dear Ms. Berry,

               

              Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

               

              We suggest that you search for the naturalization records of Patrick Joseph Dougherty, as they often will contain immigration information.

               

              Prior to September 27, 1906, any "court of record" (municipal, county, state, or Federal) could grant United States citizenship. Often petitioners went to the court most geographically convenient for them. As a general rule, the National Archives does not have naturalization records created in state or local courts. However, a few indexes and records have been donated to the National Archives from counties, states, and local courts. We suggest that you contact the National Archives facility serving the state in which the petitioner resided to determine if records from lower courts are available. Please include the name of the 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. If the records are not available, we suggest that you request a search for the naturalization records from the State Archives or County Historical Societies.

               

              Beginning on September 27, 1906, the responsibility for naturalization proceedings was transferred to the Federal courts. If a naturalization took place in a Federal court, naturalization indexes, declarations of intention (with any accompanying certificates of arrival), and petitions for naturalization will usually be in the custody of the National Archives facility serving the state in which the Federal court is located. Unfortunately, no central index exists. 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.

               

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              In most cases, the National Archives will not have a copy of the certificate of citizenship. Two copies of the certificate were created – one given to the petitioner as proof of citizenship, and one forwarded to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Certificates of citizenship were issued by the Federal courts until October 1991 when INS took over responsibility for naturalization proceedings. All INS records are now overseen by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS maintains duplicate copies of court records (including the certificate of citizenship) created since September 27, 1906 and may be requested through the USCIS Genealogy Program.

               

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

               

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