1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 24, 2020 12:55 PM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking what a 1860s naturalization paper looks like

    Brigit Truex Newbie

      Can anyone tell me the general terminology/appearance of 1860s Naturalization papers for a painting I'm working on?

        • Re: Seeking what a 1860s naturalization paper looks like
          Cara Jensen Scout

          Dear Ms. Truex,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          Naturalization forms utilized by courts were not standardized until after the 1906 Naturalization Act, so the terminology and appearance vary drastically depending on the court(s) involved.  In the 1860s the naturalization proceeding could occur at any court of record (county, criminal, Federal, etc).

           

          Here are some examples:


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