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I know the dates do not match, just thought I would post it for you. Looks like a relative connected to the Galenes name.
Thanks for your input! Yes, I've seen the Efstathious in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. Efstathiou is actually a relatively common name in parts of Greece. I got excited at first seeing the "Galanis" as well; however, there is not a direct connection to either line (Efstathiou or Galenes) on my dad's side. The Galenes' in Greece were Gialinis from Naxos. Stamatina Efstathiou (Louis' sister) married August Gialinis (these were my great grandparents). I believe our Efstathiou line was from Attica (in the south) rather than Thessaly (in the north).
Thanks again for taking the time to check.
This is information on the Monroe County NY Surrogate Court (acts as probate court). Genealogica Guide to Monroe County, NY - chapter 6 - Surrogate Court Records (mcnygenealogy.com) A local Rochester or Monroe County genealogical society could probably recommend a local researcher, who could obtain the records for you, at a more reasonable cost than what the court charges, especially since you already have the volume and page number for the administration.
Thanks, Susannah! This is very helpful.
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Since Ms. Brooks responded about the NY Probate Courts, we will respond to whether he became a U.S. Citizen.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1910 Census and the Population Schedules for the 1920 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain the citizenship status for Louis Efstathiou. For more information about the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In general, naturalization was a two-step process that took a minimum of five years. After residing in the United States for two years, an alien could file a "declaration of intention" ("first papers") to become a citizen. After three additional years, the alien could "petition for naturalization" (”second papers”). After the petition was granted, a certificate of citizenship was issued to the alien. These two steps did not have to take place in the same court.
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 searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Soundex Index to Petitions for Naturalization filed in Select Courts Prior to 1906 in the Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Record Group 85) that was compiled by the Work Projects Administration for New York. Please contact the National Archives at New York (RE-NY) at email@example.com and request a search of this non-digitized index. The actual court records may be located at the New York State Archives or at the Monroe County Courthouse.
After September 26, 1906 and if he completed the naturalization process in a Federal court in New York, naturalization indexes, declarations of intention (with any accompanying certificates of arrival), and petitions for naturalization will be in the custody of RE-NY. No central index to these records exists. To ensure a successful request, contact RE-NY via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, researchers should 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).
Since 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 from September 27, 1906 through March 31, 1956 within Certificate Files (C-Files). Beginning on April 1, 1956, INS began filing all naturalization records in a subject’s Alien File (A-File). C-Files and certain A-Files may be requested through the USCIS Genealogy Program.
The USCIS has exclusive authority over matters concerning citizenship records after 1906 and can provide a Certification of Non-Existence of a Record of Naturalization.
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?found the following on family search. Is that your family tree on Ancestry?
Possible Match: Discharged April 8, 1919