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Dear Emmie Norton:
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If they arrived into the Port of New York, you could check the Ellis Island Passenger Database to see if they appear there.
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What good is an index card with a number on it? Is there another step to take using the number? I guess I don't understand what the number means. I looked at the list of microfilm arrivals but is there somewhere to look to see which ships/planes sailed/flew from France? Neither comes up at Ellis Island website. I had searched there previously.
The index cards mentioned give the petition numbers and which court issued the records. Using this info, Howard and Ursula's Petitions for Naturalization are found on FamilySearch.org. They are in the record set Final Petition and Citizenship Papers (New York), 1865-1958 (United States District Court, New York, Eastern District).
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Film 7776443 - Naturalization records, cert. no. 519651-520250, 27 Aug.-3 Sept. 1954
Images 463 – 464
Film 7776819 - Naturalization records, cert. no. 523351-524000, 4-8 Oct. 1954
Images 230 – 232 (image 231 is a duplicate of 230)