2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 22, 2021 11:06 AM by Josette Schluter

    Seeking naturalization records from 1924 in Honolulu



      Hoping for information and guidance, thank you in advance.

      Joseph S Fanger

      Immigrated from Switzerland to US in 1911, as he states on his passport application in Honolulu in 1924.

      I'm looking for Certificates #119 & 327. Do not have the dates, or where they were filed, however, Joseph was living in Mono Mills, Mono County, California, 1912(ish) - 1915(ish) when he relocated to Honolulu and was naturalized April 24, 1924.

      Can someone help me find the record(s) and if I need to apply for documents.

      Appreciate the help,

      Roberta Winn

        • Re: Seeking naturalization records from 1924 in Honolulu
          Susannah Brooks Pioneer

          Joseph Fanger was naturalized in Hawaii on 26 Apr 1924 (certificate #1193327). His petition number was 1246 in volume 10 & filed on 7 Jan 1924.

          I could not find the actual petitions online.

          • Re: Seeking naturalization records from 1924 in Honolulu
            Josette Schluter Tracker

            Dear Ms.Winn,

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            Ms. Brooks has referenced an index entry for the US District Court for the District of Hawaii, 1900- 1976 ( M2074), a microfilm reel held by the National Archives at Washington, DC and was digitized and made available online through our partnership with Ancestry.com.


            The index to naturalization and petitions for naturalization for the US District Courts for the District of Hawaii would be held by the National Archives at San Francisco. For more information about these records and to request a search of their records, please contact the National Archives at San Francisco (RW-SB) at sanbruno.archives@nara.gov. When contacting them be sure to 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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            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!