4 Replies Latest reply on May 27, 2020 11:07 AM by joan stachnik

    Seeking Naturalization date for Charles Veigel


      I am looking for details of naturalization for Charles Gottleib Veigel who arrived in United States in 1889 please.

        • Re: Seeking Naturalization date for Charles Veigel
          Michael Palmer Wayfarer

          Have you contacted the Wyoming State Archives, https://wyoarchives.wyo.gov/index.php , which hold the records of the Uinta County Clerk of the District Court?

          • Re: Seeking Naturalization date for Charles Veigel
            Michael Palmer Wayfarer

            Records of naturalizations in Federal courts in Wyoming are held by the National Archives at Denver, in Record Group 21, Records of District Courts of the United States, https://www.archives.gov/denver/holdings/rg-001-049#21 .

            • Re: Seeking Naturalization date for Charles Veigel
              Joshua Schroeder Wayfarer

              Dear Ms. Foster,


              Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


              Prior to September 27, 1906, any "court of record" (municipal, county, state, or Federal) could grant United States citizenship. Often petitioners went to the court most geographically convenient for them. As a general rule, the National Archives does not have naturalization records created in state or local courts. However, a few indexes and records have been donated to the National Archives from counties, states, and local courts. Researchers should contact the National Archives facility serving the state in which the petitioner resided to determine if records from lower courts are available. In certain cases county court naturalization records maintained by the National Archives are available as microfilm publicationsRecords from state and local courts are often at state archives or county historical societies.

              Beginning September 27, 1906, the responsibility for naturalization proceedings was transferred to the Federal courts. If a naturalization took place in a Federal court, naturalization indexes, declarations of intention (with any accompanying certificates of arrival), and petitions for naturalization will usually be in the National Archives facility serving the state in which the Federal court is located. No central index exists.

              To ensure a successful request with the National Archives researchers should include the following: the name of petitioner (including known variants); date of birth; approximate date of entry to the US; approximate date of naturalization; where the individual was residing at the time of naturalization (city/county/state); and country of origin

              In most cases, the National Archives will not have a copy of the certificate of citizenship. Two copies of the certificate were created – one given to the petitioner as proof of citizenship, and one forwarded to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). A copy may be requested through the USCIS Genealogy Program.


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


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              • Re: Seeking Naturalization date for Charles Veigel
                joan stachnik Tracker

                Hi Isabel,  the 1920 census for Wyoming (Osmond, Lincoln county) lists a Charles Veigel (age 58 with 2 adult sons) arriving from Germany in 1889. The census lists a naturalization year of 1894. Not sure if this is the person you are looking for but knowing the year might help in your search. Previous posts mentioned Wyoming as the state of residence. Hope this is of some help. joan