1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 3, 2017 5:55 AM by Electronic Records Reference Branch

    When did naturalization as a process start in the U.S., and did military service convey citizenship?

    Tony Fleming Newbie

      My immigrant ancestor fought in the War of 1812 as part of a state militia. We have his military records from then, but are still unsure of when he gained/earned American citizenship. When did that process start in the U.S., and did military service convey citizenship? Where can I find naturalization records for the early 1800s?