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Dear Ms. Rafferty,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
The National Archives at Chicago (RM-CH) should have a copy of your father-in-law’s Petition for Naturalization within their holdings from the U.S. District Court in Cleveland. Please contact RM-CH via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a search within those records. Your email should include the name(s) Victor utilized, approximate date of naturalization, and location of naturalization.
He will also have an Alien File (A-File) that can be requested through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Please use this link www.uscis.gov/g-639 to find information about the FOIA process. The A-File will contain a copy of the Petition for Naturalization, but will also include a copy of the Certificate of Naturalization.
We searched Ancestry and located Victor Vale’s 1959 Naturalization in Ohio. There may be a fee for using Ancestry to access digitized records. However, you may view these records online at one of NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
[Information provided by Elizabeth Burnes, Subject Matter Expert]
Thank you Lisha!