Re: Experience with INS or naturalization records #general


Sally Hohensee <hohensees@...>
 

Re: Allan Jordan's Feb. 4 message,
Recently I received naturalization records >from the INS for my
great-grandfather, Abe Lieb Feigenbaum. It took almost 4 months. I had
located him on a microfilm index at a local Family History Library. Also at
the same time I received a letter >from the INS, similar to yours, for
another relative, Aron Louis Gelbsman. The letter states that some files
are missing, and says I can appeal.
I work in a federal government legal office, which receives Freedom of
Information Act requests >from the public. You always have the right to
appeal, but that would normally pertain to records which you are sure the
government agency has, or which that government agency will not release. If
the records are missing there is no point in appealing.
You might check microfilm index at your Family History Library. Also
see the naturalization database for the Kings County (Brooklyn), New York
court at http://www.nyjgs.org (thanks Sherri, 3 Feb message!)

Don't give up!

Sally Hohensee

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