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Dear Mr. Stauder,
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The County Clerk of New York County has custody of the records of the Court of Common Pleas (1786-1895) and the Petitions of Naturalization records (1794-1924) for State courts in Manhattan only. For access to these records, please contact Joseph Van Nostrand, Division of Old Records, 31 Chambers Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10007.
An index card for a petition of naturalization filed in the Common Pleas Court of New York is part of the Soundex Index to Petitions for Naturalization filed in Select Courts Prior to 1906 in the Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Record Group 85) that was microfilmed as National Archives Microfilm Publication No. M1674. For access to M1673, please contact the National Archives at New York (RE-NY) via email at email@example.com
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Images of the Naturalization Petitions filed in the Court of Common Please for the City and County of New York are accessible on line in Ancestry's "New York, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1794-1943" database. See https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/search/collections/2280/ (library edition), https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2280/ (personal edition).