1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 26, 2019 2:15 PM by Malisa Simco

    Seeking my great-grandparent's names and birth dates


      Hello. My grandmother was naturalized in 1938 with the Hammond Division, Indiana Northern District, US District Court.  I want to know if, when she filed out her forms to become naturalized, she had to provide her parent's names and birth dates?  I have my grandmothers's naturalization certificate from 1938. If that true, and if not, how do I locate the information?

        • Re: Seeking my great-grandparent's names and birth dates

          Dear Ms. Wanic,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Details about parents are not recorded on Declarations of Intentions or Petitions for Naturalization. However, we suggest obtaining a copy of your grandmother’s naturalization records, as they could be useful in identifying where she was born. This information can help you in the search for a birth certificate from her country of origin. Original naturalization records are in the custody of the National Archives at Chicago (RM-CH).  For access to and/or copies of these records, please contact RM-CH via email at chicago.archives@nara.gov.


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


          [Information provided by Elizabeth Burnes, Subject Matter Expert]