Guide to Naturalization Records in New Jersey. Newark, N. J., New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, 1941. Naturalization procedures, as well as abstracts of Colonial, New Jersey, and Federal naturalization laws, up to 1940. County by county listing of what records were available at each county clerk's office and their arrangement. Available?
Most New Jersey naturalization records are available from the office of the County Clerk in the county in which the naturalization was recorded.
Copies of naturalizations by court action or statute for all New Jersey counties from the 1600s to about 1830 are also available from the New Jersey State Archives in Trenton. The State Archives also have copies of naturalizations for many New Jersey counties; for some counties this includes records into the 1950s.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has duplicate records of all naturalizations that occurred after September 26, 1906. The USCIS has an index to their naturalization certificate files (C-Files), and can retrieve individual records (from September 27, 1906 to April 1, 1956) based on name, date of birth, and place of birth.
Monmouth County Naturalization Record Search 1804-1991. In addition to indexing persons naturalized, the data also includes immigrants who declared their intent but did not get naturalized, those whose petition was denied, and a few whose naturalizations were cancelled.
Camden, N.J. Naturalizations Index. Index to the naturalization records that were issued by the Camden, New Jersey Federal Court, which cover the following counties: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic counties. It includes: Petitions from 1932 through 1981; and Declarations of Intent from 1933 through 1964.
Trenton, N.J. Naturalizations Index. Index to over 26,000 naturalization records that were issued between 1838 and 1967 by the Trenton, New Jersey courts. The index contains certificate numbers for Declarations of Intent, Petitions, Repatriations, Transfer and Military WWII naturalizations.
Most immigrants to New Jersey arrived via the ports of New York or Philadelphia; a small number came directly to ports in New Jersey.
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