Q. How can I find naturalization records held in the NY Courts?

Answer

Some NY County Clerks have naturalization records.

Kings The County Clerk maintains naturalization records for the years 1907 through 1924. These records include the following: certificate of arrival, declaration of intention and petitions. The Jewish Genealogical Society has created a name index to Kings County Naturalization records.

Queens The County Clerk maintains naturalization records for the years 1906 through 1941. These records include the following: certificate of arrival, declaration of intention and petitions. 

The New York State Archives' Naturalization Pathfinder provides detailed information on researching naturalization records.

If you are looking for naturalization records from a county other than Kings or Queens, there are also extensive naturalization holdings, primarily petitions for naturalization, covering the state of New York, parts of New Jersey and Puerto Rico at the New York City branch of the National Archives.  The National Archives website also describes the naturalization process.

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