Casefile Clues

20 March 2006

Minor Naturalizations

These records are sometimes misunderstood by genealogists. Minor naturalizations are not records naturalizing minors, they are naturalization records of those who immigrated as minors. Individuals in this category for most of American history naturalized under a slightly different set of rules than did those who immigrated as adults. Sometimes these naturalizations were recorded separately from the "adult" naturalizations.

We posted an article some time ago on our site about these records, including links to actual samples:


http://www.rootdig.com/adn/minor_naturalization.html

Michael
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