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Naturalization (Citizenship) Records


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Series:
Atlantic County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1837-1951
Control #:
CATCP003
Format:
30 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological within record type
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Bergen County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1804-1906 and Indexes, 1866-1906
Control #:
CBECP001
Format:
30 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then chronological
Notes:
Index provides references to declarations of intention and naturalization papers (referred to as "alien papers" in index).
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Burlington County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1790-1956
Control #:
CBUCP003
Format:
48 c.f. (85 vols., 12 boxes, card-file index); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Camden County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1844-1933
Control #:
CCDCP002
Format:
4.5 c.f. (13 boxes); 27 reels (fourteen 16-mm & thirteen 35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then chron.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Camden County
Court of Common Pleas
Lists of Citizenship Petitions Granted and Denied, 1929-1938
Control #:
CCDCP004
Format:
0.1 c.f. (5 folders); 1 reel (16 mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cape May County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1805-1929
Control #:
CCPCP005
Format:
11 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1802-1931 and Indexes, 1840-1980
Control #:
CCUCP006
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box); 23 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by petitioner/declarant
Notes:
Originals include petitions for naturalization, declarations of intentions, oaths, and supporting affidavits, 1802-1842.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Record Book, 1847-1853
Control #:
CCUCP009
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes petitions for naturalization, appointments of surveyors, petitions for tavern licenses, and other entries.

Series:
Essex County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1792-1931, and Indexes 1839-1931
Control #:
CESCP005
Format:
300 c.f. (various); 164 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then chronological
Notes:
Portfolio index provides references to Court of Common Pleas Minute Books Z & A2-I2 which are available on microfilm.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1808-1932 and Index, 1896-1906
Control #:
CGLCP002
Format:
8 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Roughly chronological
Notes:
Post 1906 bound volumes each include an index. There is no index to records dating before 1896.

Series:
Hudson County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1834-1920
Control #:
CHDCP003
Format:
18 c.f. (36 boxes, 1 portfolio); 156 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
Most of the collection is loose naturalization papers, 1834-1906; also includes some affidavits for duplicate certificates, 1853-1920

Series:
Hunterdon County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1803-1906
Control #:
CHNCP005
Format:
6 reels (five 35-mm & one 16-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1838-1940
Control #:
CMECP003
Format:
60 c.f. (113 vols. and 4 boxes); 12 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Various

Series:
Middlesex County
Court of Common Pleas
Petitions for Naturalization and Declarations of Intention, 1794-1906
Control #:
CMICP005
Format:
0.2 c.f. (16 items); 29 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical

Series:
Monmouth County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1824-1908
Control #:
CMNCP001
Format:
15 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Morris County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1816-1906
Control #:
CMRCP002
Format:
29 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1837-1906
Control #:
CPACP006
Format:
67 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Salem County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1800-1929
Control #:
CSACP004
Format:
13 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1805-1922
Control #:
CSOCP009
Format:
0.01 c.f. (1 manuscript); 17 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Includes original application of James Calder, 19 June 1805; remainder of series (1809-1922) is on microfilm.

Series:
Sussex County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1817-1958
Control #:
CSUCP006
Format:
20 c.f. (5 boxes and 29 volumes); 0.5 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then chronological
Notes:
Sussex County has retained post-1952 naturalization records. An index is available in the manuscript reading room.

Series:
Union County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1845-1945
Control #:
CUNCP003
Format:
28.5 c.f. (12 vols. and 22 boxes); 105 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Warren County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1825-1906
Control #:
CWACP005
Format:
7 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Chancery Court
Naturalization and Declarations of Intention, 1832-1862
Control #:
SCH00006
Format:
0.5 c.f. (4 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
Name index available in the Manuscript Reading Room.

Series:
New Jersey State Archives
Petitions for Naturalization, 1749-1810
Control #:
SNJSA016
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 vol.)
Notes:
Includes petitions to both the Supreme Court and the Legislature. Consult name index in Search Room. Some items formerly AM Papers.

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Naturalization Returns, 1895-1904
Control #:
SSTSE054
Format:
2 c.f. (2 boxes and 6 map folders)
Arrangement:
By year, then county
Notes:
County returns; list the names of those naturalized.

Series:
Supreme Court of New Jersey
Naturalization, 1741-1873
Control #:
SSV00012
Format:
3.75 c.f. (8 boxes); 7 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
Consult card-file index in Manuscript Reading Room and/or typescript index in Box 8.
Finding Aid:
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~ The collections listed on this page represent 486.66 c.f. of paper records and 759.5 reels of microfilm ~

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This page last updated 05/17/2006