This week I was thrilled to see the addition of 987,415 U.S. Naturalization Records to the site. These are images of the original documents, which are loaded with great information. This release includes records from the states of New York, Pennsylvania and California.
In an effort to get these records out to you sooner rather than later, Ancestry released the images with a light index including name, state, record type, court type, court, court location, naturalization number, roll description and archive series. To capture the remaining rich information (birth date and place, country of origin, parents, occupation, residence, etc.), these records will soon be released to the World Archives Project. You can learn more about the World Archives Project at www.ancestry.com/worldarchivesproject.
Here’s a sample from theÂ naturalizationÂ collection for Eugene Razler who was living in New York. (Note, this is only one of the pages. There are actually four pages of documentation for Eugene.) Click on the image to enlarge it.