Thursday, March 17, 2011

Records of immigrants who have applied for U.S. Citizenship

A Frosina Advisory / Updated 2011 _______________________________________________________________________________________

Albanian and other newcomers to America should utilize the resources of Regional Offices of the National Archives to inquire if a relative had ever applied for USA citizenship. In the past, Frosina has directed such inquiries to Regional Offices and received cooperative responses.

Regional Offices for Records of Immigrants Who Have Applied for American Citizenship

Visit the National Archives and Records Administration at a location near you Its archives staff is your expert in records, local and national history, and access to Federal records. It has 14 research rooms open for your use -- for exploring original and facsimile documents, and for online sources. Workshops and events -- most of which are free! -- are available at most of its locations.

The National Archives at Boston
Serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-6399
Phone: (781) 663-0130
Fax: (781) 663-0154

Regional Archives Locations by State/Territory

Alaska, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington (State)


With thanks for information supplied by a visitor to the Frosina Blog, listed below is an additional source for tracking possible USA citizenship for Albanian and other immigrants:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The USCIS Genealogy Program is a fee-for-service program providing family historians and other researchers with timely access to historical immigration and naturalization records of deceased immigrants.

The USCIS Genealogy Program offers (partial listing):

* Record Copy Request: Researchers with valid record citations (USCIS file numbers), gained through a USCIS Genealogy Program index search or through independent research, may request copies of historical immigration and naturalization records. Fee: $20.00/$35.00 (depending on the record type).

Records available through the USCIS Genealogy Program (partial listing):

- Naturalization Certificate Files (C-files) from September 27, 1906 to April 1, 1956


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