Saturday, August 24, 2013
Ancestry.com Releases NY Naturalization Petitions
Ancestry.com recently announced its release of a collection of New York State naturalization petitions. They cover the period 1794 to 1906 and were filed in various federal, state and local courts in New York State. This is a valuable collection given the dispersed nature of naturalization records. It is fortunate state and local courts are included.
The collection contains over one million records which can list the name of the petitioner, age or date of birth, nationality, date and port of arrival and the court where the paperwork was filed.
Ancestry.com is a subscription service, of course. But don't forget you can get to it free from your public library.
Here is a direct link to the Ancestry database search screen: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=2280