1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 16, 2020 2:04 PM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking naturalization records of Bernard Weissinger

    Renato Barahona Newbie

      I am looking for Naturalization Record(s) of Bernard Weissinger (or Weisinger) who was born in December 1858. He was a Russian immigrant to the U.S. and arrived in 1890.

        • Re: Seeking naturalization records of Bernard Weissinger
          Cara Jensen Tracker

          Dear Mr. Barahona,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1900 Census and the Population Schedules for the 1910 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that indicate that he was living on Manhattan Island in New York City in 1900 and his widow and daughter are listed in the 1910 census.. For more information, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov,


          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. The National Archives at New York (RE-NY) hold petitions for and records of naturalization filed in federal, state, and local courts located within the boundaries of the present five boroughs of New York City. We suggest that you contact RE-NY via email at newyork.archives@nara.gov to request a search for the naturalization records of Bernard Weissinger/Weisinger.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1 and RE-NY. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We also suggest that you review NARA’s Naturalization Records website and the FamilySearch Research wiki for New York Naturalization and Citizenship.


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


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