1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 24, 2019 10:21 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Need help finding naturalization records.


      According to ship arrival lists and census, my great grandfather Giacomo Baudino was naturalized in Oct 12, 1900 in Sante Fe, NM, but i cant find any records to support this either here or on the NM site.  Anyone have any suggestions?  Thanks!  MICHAEL

        • Re: Need help finding naturalization records.
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Lester,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We asked the National Archives at Denver (RM-DV) to search for a record for Giacomo but his name does not appear on their New Mexico naturalization list which covers 1860-1963, nor locate him in RM-DV’s Santa Fe or Taos Federal court records.


          Prior to 1906, many naturalization proceedings occurred mostly in the state or local court system since any court of record could complete the process. If you have not already, we suggest that you contact the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives and various county collections in New Mexico to confirm whether any record exists.


          There have been cases where early naturalization records from New Mexico were filed in Homestead Entry case files. If he received land from the Federal Government, what you seek may be there. For more information on completing research within land records at the National Archives, please consult NARA’s Land Records web pages. We also searched the National Archives Catalog and located 50 series pertaining to Homestead records and New Mexico. Please review the listing and contact the National Archives facility that has custody of those records.


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


          [Information provided by Elizabeth Burnes, Subject Matter Expert] 


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