1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 20, 2019 10:14 AM by Lisha Penn

    Naturalization Question


      Were witnesses on a Naturalization record born in USA? Or could an alien be a witness, if they themselves, had been Naturalized?

        • Re: Naturalization Question
          Lisha Penn Pioneer

          Dear Ms. Forward,


          Thanks for posting your request on History Hub!


          Witnesses are required to be citizens of the United States either by birth or naturalization. A former alien can serve as a witness if he/she is also a naturalized U.S. citizen. Naturalized citizens who serve as witnesses are required to show proof of their status in the form of a certificate of naturalization.


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


          [Information provided by Elizabeth Burnes]