Discovering La Famiglia - Finding Your Family in Immigration Records

A 1904 Petition for Naturalization for Stefano Miceli of the Youngstown, Ohio area shows that he arrived in the US  on September 5, 1896, filed a declaration to become a citizen on October 2, 1902 and was granted citizenship  on October 24, 1904 in Mahoning County’s Probate Court. A 1904 Petition for Naturalization for Stefano Miceli of the Youngstown, Ohio area shows that he arrived in the US on September 5, 1896, filed a declaration to become a citizen on October 2, 1902 and was granted citizenship on October 24, 1904 in Mahoning County‚Äôs Probate Court.

Last month we looked at ship manifests; this month we will explore U.S. immigration records. We are focusing on immigration records created in the late 1880s through 1956 because it was during this period many Italian immigrants became U.S. citizens. First, to help narrow down when your ancestors became naturalized citizens (if you do not already know), look to the U.S. Census.

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