Updating records retention schedules
Return to top Declarations and petitions rarely include names and biographical information for wives and children prior to September 1906.After this time, marriage information and the names and birthdates of all children were recorded.For additional information read our Disposal Announcement.When the disposition date of your agency's records is approaching, the FRC will send you the appropriate notice as described below.In our effort to continue updating records as more counties are indexed, the Naturalization Database has moved to the new Indiana Digital Archives!The Indiana State Archives maintains a growing collection of County Naturalization Records however not all counties have sent their records to the Archives.
If the woman wanted to regain her citizenship after 1936, it was necessary to show that she had lost her American citizenship through marriage, but that marriage had now ended.
Records housed at the Archives can still be accessed even if they are not yet in the database.
Return to top With rare exception the documents indexed in this book are located within the county indicated.
Please note that many immigrants never completed the full process.
In the nineteenth century, many states allowed their residents to buy land and work without obtaining full citizenship.